Where were you born?
Enschede, the Netherlands
What kind of studies do you work on?
Early phase studies in fluorescence imaging and optoacoustic imaging
Why did you want to do research in this field?
Because this field requires a highly multidisciplinary approach, including chemistry, physics, engineering and biology.
What is your background/did you study?
Medicine, University of Groningen
What relevant experiences did you gain during your study?
During my PhD and medicine study, many things deviated from the set plan. Lessons I have learned is to be always open for new things and to work proactively instead of reactively.
What do you like to do when you are not working?
When I am not working I like to do sports (cycling, fitness, kitesurfing) and going out for dinner.