Mentor: Jos Frantzen

CEO and founder of consultancy company Driehoek Research Support B.V.

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Personal offer
Support in developing the business with respect to research and innovation, guidance in legal issues, personal coaching to handle all the successes and failures of entrepreneurship, connections to relevant national and international parties in research and innovation.

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Managing research projects and setting up research units like a laboratory, or a clinical trial office, is a major interest for years already. Another major interest is coaching and training of scientists.

Setting up and running a company was an exciting challenge. I had to learn a lot especially with respect to public relations and acquisition. I, however, like pioneering. I am now entering a new phase of extending the company. It is again a challenge.

My major scientific interest is the (evolutionary) dynamics of pathogens of humans, or plants. This interest resulted in the text book ‘Epidemiology and Plant Ecology: principles and applications’ (2007).

 Skills & expertise

  • Research management
  • Grant advisor science and innovation
  • Coaching and training of scientists, career development
  • Life Sciences, especially plant and (bio-)medical sciences
  • Strong analytical view
  • Enthusiasm
  • Goal-directed

Background

2009-present CEO Driehoek Research Support BV
2005-2009 Research director, department of Urology, VU medical centre
2000-2005 Scientist, department of Urology, Radboud University Medical Centre
1994-2000 Postdoc, assistant-professor, department of Ecology, University of Fribourg (CH)
1994 PhD in botanical epidemiology, Wageningen University
1993-1994 Masters in medical epidemiology, Free University Amsterdam
1987-1992 Junior-scientist, Centre for Agrobiological Research, Wageningen
1986 Additional masters in plant pathology, Wageningen University
1985 Civil service at Science Shop (Wetenschapswinkel), Free University Amsterdam
1978-1984 Masters in Biology, majors in Vegetation Science, Soil Science, and Law

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