Joost Meijers had his training in chemistry at the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. His Ph.D. project (under the supervision of Professor Doctor B.N. Bouma, University of Utrecht) is concerned with biochemical investigations in the blood coagulation system. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree in 1988, he did a three-year postdoctoral training at the University of Washington in Seattle (Professor Doctor E.W. Davie), which involved molecular biological and biochemical investigations of the coagulation system. After his return to the University of Utrecht, he worked for 7 years as an Assistant and Associate Professor. In 1999, he moved to the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam and is currently a Professor and the Chairman of the Experimental Vascular Medicine. His research interests include the mechanism of initiation and regulation of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems, and investigations of lipoproteins with proteomics. Moreover, he has obtained several awards: NATO Science Fellowship, Academy Fellowship from the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences, and an Established Investigatorship from the Netherlands Heart Foundation. Apart from his research, he is also involved in teaching. For instance, he has set up a national training program for technicians in coagulation diagnostics.
Biography Updated on 1 July 2009