Leader of WG1 (2014-2017), Member of MC, Member of WG1

Description of job and tasks involved

• Head of Team EU, functional manager of two senior advisors and one junior advisor.

• Responsible for informing and advising by Team EU of scientists on European funding opportunities, including Horizon 2020, 3rd Health Programme, IMI and Erasmus+.

• Responsible for training and support by Team EU of scientists in the preparation of European grant proposals.

• Responsible for the participation of Erasmus MC in relevant consultations by the European Commission.

• Monitoring and analysis of performance Erasmus MC in European funding programmes.

• Monitoring and analysis of trends and developments in European Research & Innovation.

• Representative of Erasmus MC in stakeholder events organized by the European Commission.

• Representative of Erasmus MC in national EU-Liaison networks.

• Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR) for Erasmus MC.

Experience in European research projects

• FP6 and FP7 Health collaborative projects and Marie Curie Initial Training Networks

• Innovative Medicine Initiative

• Horizon 2020 Grand Societal Challenge 1 (applications)



Erasmus MC ( is the largest university medical center in The Netherlands and is committed to a healthy population and excellence in healthcare through research and education. The central Research Development Office ( informs Erasmus MC scientists on national, European and international funding opportunities for research, innovation and education, supports during the writing of funding applications through advice and review, and pro-actively contributes to the setting of policy agenda's by funding organisations. Legal support is provided by the Erasmus MC TTO. Post-award research administration of administrative and financial issues is carried out at a decentral level.


Education/Professional Career

2016-present:Coordinator Team EU, Research Development Office, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2013-2016:Head Grant Support Office, Research Office Sophia, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2002-2013:Scientific project manager, Dept. of Urology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999-2002:Protein Chemistry Department, Pharming Technologies B.V. (1999 - 2000 Research Associate, 2000 - 2001 Project coordinator, 2001 - 2002 Bio- and Immunochemistry Group Leader)
1994-1999:PhD training, University of Leiden, seconded at TNO Prevention and Health, Leiden, The Netherlands


Biomedical Sciences, University of Leiden, The Netherlands