WG1 Leader (2018-2019), Member of MC, Member of WG1

Description of job and tasks involved

As a EU project advisor I make sure that all the European projects (FP7 and H2020)  run smoothly and are compliant to the EC regulations. I provide advice and help for new projects and solve problems for projects that are already running. I am involved in all aspects of post-award but more particular in the administrative part. Providing advice for researchers support staff as well as the board of directors.

Experience in European research projects

I have experience with FP5, FP6, FP7 Horizon 2020, RIAs, ITNs, ERASMUS, ERC and other.



I work for two organisations the VU university and the VU medical center in Amsterdam. Both organisations have a strong research focus and are successful in acquiring European grants.

Both organisations have a centralized Grantdesk with both dedicated and centralized grant advisors helping researchers acquiring national and European grants both in the pre-award phase as well as post-award. Project management is organised in a decentral way but central support is available for advice and complicated processes.


Education/Professional Career


Medical Biology, VU university Amsterdam
2001-2004: PhD in cardiology and immunology, the role of NF-kB in atherogenesis. VUmc medical center Amsterdam/ Maastricht University
2004-2009: Workpackage leader, scientist and management for FP 5 and FP 6 projects,  MAFAPS, CARDIOGENICS, BLOODOMICS
2009-2016:Master coordinator (research master (Cardiovascular Research)), VUmc School of Medical Sciences Amsterdam
2009-2015:EU project coordinator, MEDIA framework 7 project, VU/VUmc Amsterdam
2009-2016:Examiner cardiovascular research master theses and bachelor medical sciences, VU/VUmc Amsterdam
2009-2012:Erasmus mundus committee, VU Amsterdam
2011:EU coordinator training
2016:University teaching degree, VUmc medical center, Amsterdam
since 2016:Steering committee member EUPMAN
since 2016:Grant advisor (life cycle management), Grants Desk VU/VUmc Amsterdam