The Amsterdam Research Board (ARB) represents the Amsterdam UMC research community and advices the executive board on research policy. Together with the deans and administrative staff, the ARB aims to promote responsible research conduct. The ARB consists of all research institute directors, a selected number of independent researchers, two Research support directors, and is chaired by the vice-dean of research.


Vice-dean of research: Mat Daemen

Board secretary

Chantal Steegers

Research institute directors

  • Amsterdam Neuroscience: Arjen Brussaard and Diederik van de Beek
  • Amsterdam Gastroenterology Endocrinology Metabolism: Stan van de Graaf and Gerd Bouma
  • Cancer Center Amsterdam: Jan Paul Medema
  • Amsterdam Reproduction & Development: Lidewij Henneman and Christianne de Groot
  • Amsterdam Infection & Immunity: Yvette van Kooyk and Theo Geijtenbeek
  • Amsterdam Public Health: Martine de Bruijne and Dionne Kringos
  • Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences: Arthur Wilde and Jolanda van der Velden
  • Amsterdam Movement Sciences: Mario Maas and Richard Jaspers

Independent researchers

  • Marja Boermeester

  • Sarah Derks
  • Guus van Dongen
  • Marjolein van Egmond
  • Irene Jongerden
  • Arnon Kater
  • Esther Lutgens

Research support directors

  • Jessika van Kammen
  • Edwin Janssen


Chantal Steegers: