Joep is a Research Technician at the AUMC. He completed a BSc degree in Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), specialising in patient-oriented biomedical research. After this, Joep proceeded with a MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) with specialisations in infectious diseases and immunology.
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.