Anja Dijkstra is a Researcher at the OrganoVIR Labs, at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC) location Academic Medical Center (AMC). She studied Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University and is currently a master student ‘Evidence Based Practice in Health Care’ at AMC-UvA. She has a special interest in Animal Welfare and (Veterinary) IT and is working on projects to help identify how the implementation of non-animal research in virology can be improved upon.
Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC) is one of the foremost research institutions in the Netherlands and one of its largest hospitals, with 1500 staff members employed in medical research. The Amsterdam UMC research is organized in 7 themes within the AMC Research Institute, where AMC Principal Investigators (PIs) are appointed to develop their own research lines. The AMC Graduate School organizes doctorate level academic training of AMC PhD students (209 PhD rewarded in 2016). This concentration of expertise makes the center a breeding ground for fruitful scientific collaborations.