Gerrit Koen is an experienced technician at the OrganoVIR Labs Amsterdam UMC location AMC. He has been working at the Amsterdam UMC since 2002. He has experience in virology, serology, bacteriology and molecular technics. Within OrganoVIR Labs, his tasks includes culturing viruses in 2D cell lines, maintaining various cell lines for research, training and guiding students and PhDs, and teaching basic techniques of cell and virus culture. He enjoys collaborating with colleagues to set up new test and usually works on several innovative projects in the lab. Currently, he is developing and validating clinical tests for flaviviruses.
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.