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Rob van der Heijden

PhD at Leiden University and Bruker - the Netherlands


Rob van der Heijden studied pharmacy at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in 1982 with a specialization in pharmaceutical chemistry. In 1983 he qualified as a pharmacist. He obtained his PhD at Leiden University (Division of Pharmacognosy, Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research (LACDR)) in 1989. From 1988 to 1991, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the same Division, but parts of the research were performed at the Universities of Hull and Bordeaux. From 1991 to 1996 he was fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 1995 he was awarded the Egon Stahl Silver Medal from the Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzenforschung for his contributions to research on plant tissue culture and phytochemical analysis. In 1996 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Division of Pharmacognosy. In 2000 he joined the Division of Analytical Biosciences (LACDR). His scientific interest is in the development and application of methodology (separation, mass spectrometry) for the analysis of small molecules (natural products, metabolomics) and proteins (proteomics). He is (co-) author of more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters. Since September 2008 he is appointed as an application support scientist at Bruker Nederland BV, NL.

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