I am the academic and clinical research director of Amsterdam Neuroscience and the CSO of the Industry Alliance Office of two major university medical centers in Amsterdam. Our mission is clear: to improve understanding of the human brain and nervous system in health and disease by executing integrated basic, translational and clinical research. We do this by bringing together more than 850 clinicians, faculty and staff in the Amsterdam area, producing 1200+ publications per year, and performing research and clinical care amongst the best in the Netherlands and beyond. Our investigators target and organize their collaborations along nine translational research programs, each focused in specific brain and nervous system disease mechanisms but also on technology innovation and basic research.
I hold full professorship in Translational Medicine and have been involved in setting up more than 50 succesfull collaborations with industry over the last 5 years.