Prof. dr. Christine Mummery

Christine Mummery is Professor of Developmental Biology. She is a pioneer in the area of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), actively studying them for over 30 years; she was the first to derive human embryonic stem cells and human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) in the Netherlands and has been internationally leading in using them for cardiovascular disease modeling and safety pharmacology.

Prof. dr. Hans Clevers

Hans Clevers is Professor of Molecular Genetics and one of the most lauded researchers in the Netherlands. Clevers’ scientific contributions can be counted among the most important in biomedicine of his generation and have a fundamental impact on both regenerative medicine and cancer treatment. In 2015, his research was named as one of only four “National Icons”.

Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga

Cisca Wijmenga is Professor of Human Genetics. Her group is one of the world leaders in the genetics of celiac disease, a relatively common inflammatory disease of the small intestine. Her work centers on understanding genetic variation, how this leads to phenotypic variation, and the relationship with the disease. Her research is interdisciplinary, encompassing the fields of genetics, molecular genetics, epidemiology, immunology, microbiology, computational biology and bioinformatics.

Prof. dr. Michel Ferrari

Michel Ferrari is Professor of Neurology and considered to be the foremost migraine expert of the Netherlands, as well as one of the six top scientists in the field worldwide. He is a pioneer on the causes and cures of migraine and related Paroxysmal Cerebral neurobiological mechanisms that trigger attacks of migraine and related PaCD and lead to initiation of a chronic disease state; (ii) identification and validation of acute and preventative treatment targets for migraine and related PaCD; (iii) assessing the effects of PaCD on the brain.

Prof. dr. Lina Sarro

Lina Sarro is Professor in Microsystems Technology. She is internationally recognized for her work on integrated silicon sensors and micro/nano-electro-mechanical (MEMS/NEMS) technology. Present research in her group includes: 3D micro and nanostructuring; 3D integration schemes, including 3D interconnects; novel materials and structures for MEMS and NEMS for applications in health, environment, automotive and scientific instrumentation.

Prof. dr. Albert van den Berg

Albert van den Berg is Professor of Miniaturized Systems for (Bio)Chemical Analysis. He is an expert in micro- and nanofluidics technology, most recently in combination with primary cells and cell lines.

Prof. dr. Steven Kushner

Steven Kushner, M.D., Ph.D. is the Professor of Neurobiological Psychiatry at the Erasmus University Medical Center. Dr. Kushner’s research is internationally recognized for advancements in elucidating molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, using a combination of clinical, translational, and fundamental neuroscience approaches.

Dr. Valeria Orlova

Dr. Johan van Es


Dr. Sebo Withoff

Prof. Arn v.d. Maagdenberg

Arn van den Maagdenberg is Professor of Molecular and Functional Neuroscience. He is internationally recognized for his genetic research on migraine and comorbid disorders and his advancements in elucidating molecular and neurobiological mechanisms on these diseases for which he combines translational animal and cellular models with clinical data.

Dr. Massimo Mastrangeli

Massimo Mastrangeli is Assistant Professor in Microsystems Technology, with expertise in microfabrication of silicon- and polymer-based organ-on-chip devices, bottom-up assembly of micro/nanosystems, and capillary micromanipulation.

Andries van der Meer

Dr. Andries van der Meer

Andries van der Meer is Associate Professor of Applied Stem Cell Technologies. He is an international pioneer in the development and application of organ-on-chip technology. Van der Meer’s research group is widely recognized for its interdisciplinary focus on cell biology and microfluidics.

Dr. Femke de Vrij