Focus of research
  • Prolong life with a brain tumor: translation of experimental treatment to clinical practice, e.g. electrotherapy
  • Improve life with a brain tumor: translation of new interventions to improve quality of life , e.g. reduce fatigue, anxiety/depressive symptoms, and cognitive symptoms
  • Evaluate quality of clinical care: outcomes research for efficacy and morbidity of brain tumor treatments


  • Full professor of translational neuro-oncology
  • Oncological neurosurgeon, dedicated to awake tumour resections with intraoperative stimulation mapping
  • Member of Cancer Center Amsterdam Research Board
  • Chair Tumour Section of Dutch Society for Neurosurgery
  • Board member Dutch Workgroup for Neuro-Oncology
  • Member Scientific Committee of Dutch Workgroup for Neuro-Oncology
  • Member of American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, AANS/CNS Section on Tumours, European Low-Grade Glioma Network, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Society for NeuroOncology, European Association of Neuro-Oncology