Jouke van der Laan
Where were you born?
What kind of studies do you work on?
Current projects: Endocytoscopy, AI in endoscopy; future projects: Fluorescent molecular endoscopy in IBD, Stimulated Raman spectroscopy and scattering measurements for detection of field cancerization of GI tumors (SENSITIVE).
Why did you want to do research in this field?
Because you are working in the front line of a very dynamic field in which new technologies are continuously emerging that could potentially benefit future clinical practice.
What did you study?
Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen
What relevant experiences did you gain during your study?
During my internships, I worked on an article that reports a study regarding routine lab checks in celiac disease patients. For my scientific internship, I cooperated in a published study regarding therapeutic interventions in polycystic liver disease. My final internship was in gastroenterology and hepatology.
What relevant experiences did you gain in your prior career?
I worked as a resident not in training for a year in OZG (Ommelander ziekenhuis Groningen); half year in the outpatient clinic of gastroenterology and hepatology and half a year in the ward of internal medicine/gastroenterology.
What do you like to do when you are not working?
Sports, reading, drawing, language course.