Short CV/Education and training

  • 1967
    B.Sc.: Certificate 'Clinical and chemical' technician, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

  • 1972
    Dept. of Immunohaematology and Bloodbank, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden.

  • 1973
    Cellular immunol. training Dept. of Immunology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, Prof. F.H. Bach.

  • 1984
    M.Sc.: DEA in Immunology (cum laude) University of Paris, Paris VI; Pierre et Marie Curie, France.

  • 1985
    Ph.D.: Doctorat d'Etat (summa cum laude) Grade de Docteur es Sciences Naturelles. University of Paris, Paris VI; Pierre et Marie Curie, France.

  • 1988
    Specialism: Immunology

  • 1990
    Sabbatical leave: Dept. of Cell Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA.

  • 1999
    Professor of Transplantation Biology at the Medical Faculty, University Leiden.

Selected publications

  • The Lancet 1976, ii: 1206,

  • The Lancet 2003, 362:610-15

  • Nature 1977, 266: 544-5

  • Nature 1983, 202: 159-61

  • Nature 1987, 326: 876-8.

  • Nature Medicine 1999, 5:839-42.

  • Nature Medicine 2002, 8:410-14.

  • Science 1995, 268: 1476-80

    Science 1995, 269: 1588-90

  • Science 1998, 279: 1054-7

  • New Engl. J.of Medicine: 996, 334:281-5

Selected projects

  • Basic and clinical related sciences in the area stam cell transplantation for hematological malignancies and solid tumors, development and translation of the relevant scientific work into clinical applicability for blood cancer immunotherapy. Studies on pregnancy as a beautiful example of human nature to function as model for the non-physiological reaction of transplants.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Advisory Committees, Editorial Boards

  • Int. board for standardization of the Cell-Mediated-¬Lympholysis technique (1977-1980)

  • Board Dutch Society for Immunology (1982-1986)

  • Board Educational program of the Dutch Society for Immunology (1982-1987)

  • Secretary division "Histocompatibility and Transplantation", Dutch Society for Medical Sciences (1987-1997)

  • Program committee Leiden International Medical Student Conference (2005-2007)

  • Steering Committee of the Immunobiology Working group (European Blood and Marrow Transplantation)

  • Editorial Boards of: Transplantation, Transplant Immunology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, The Hematology Journal, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Open Transplantation Journal, Immunotherapy Insights, Chimerism

  • External reviewer for: Pasteur Institute, Inserm

  • Scientific reviewer for: the Wellcome Trust, Nato, Canadian Red Cross Society, Swiss, Belgian, German, Italian, Austrian research foundations, Dutch Cancer Society, Dutch Society for Medical Sciences e.g.VICI committee

  • Advisory Committee of the Int. Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (IBMTR)

  • Scientific Advisory boards: Lorentz Institute Leiden, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), evaluation committee of ZonMW (min. of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS)), European Research Council


  • Dutch Society for Immunology

  • Dutch Transplantation Society

  • The Royal Holland Society of Arts and Sciences

  • Dutch Network of Women Professors; co-founder and president from 2001-2012

  • European Society for Bone Marrow transplantation

  • European Federation of Immunogenetics

  • International Transplantation Society

  • The American Society of Hematology

  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Additional qualifications

National and international activities:

  • collaborative studies, intra and inter-disciplinary

  • member of national and international scientific organizing

  • committees of congress/symposia

  • chairing congress/symposium sessions

  • guestlecturing, national and international teaching, masterclasses

  • referee for international journals (e.g. Nature)

Scientific publications

  • over 250 articles, among which several in Science and Nature

  • owner of 5 patents


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