I joined the Princess Máxima Center as a basic researcher and pediatrician in training in June 2018. My primary research interest lies in understanding the molecular biology of pediatric soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and to use that knowledge to develop new treatment options for patients suffering from these tumors. To this end, I study establishment procedures for novel preclinical models of pediatrist STS (i.e., tumor organoid models) as well as bulk and single-cell genomics of these tumors. I am furthermore member of the molecular tumor board of the Dutch iTHER as well as the German INFORM pediatric precision medicine trial.
My hobbies include sports (running, bootcamp) and gaming (board games, tabletop role-playing games, video games). I am the proud father of a boy and a girl.
Research technician/Lab manager
I've been a member of the Drost lab since March 2020. As a research technician I have a supporting role in projects within the group, with a focus on molecular techniques and organoid technology. Next to that, I am the group's lab manager, making sure that everything runs smoothly "behind the scenes".
When the world is not ravaged by a pandemic, I love to travel and explore new cultures and cuisines.