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About me

I currently work as Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology, where my research focuses on using radionuclides for medical applications. This includes developing new production routes for radionuclides using our nuclear reactor, investigating their potential as radiopharmaceutical for cancer therapy, and using radionuclides to study the bioavailability and metabolism essential minerals. As such, I aim to (1) develop (radio)isotopes for disease diagnosis or treatment, (2) obtain a better understanding of human and animal metabolism, and (3) evaluate the uptake, distribution, intercompartmental kinetics and excretion of metals.

 

Prior to starting my appointment at Delft University of Technology, I was a Postdoc at Argonne National Laboratory, USA, where I worked on linear accelerator based radionuclide production and the use of high-LET auger emitters in cancer therapy. I also did preliminary investigations into light-ion beam induced cell damage. I obtained my Applied Physics master degree with a specialization in Nuclear Science and Engineering from the TU Delft, where I also finished my PhD thesis. During my PhD, I investigated the use of high-LET, alpha-emitting radionuclides as radiopharmaceuticals. I specifically focused on using nanocarriers to limit healthy tissue toxicity due to recoiling daughter atoms. I spent part of my time working at the university hospital Radboudumc, the Netherlands, on preclinical studies. 

 

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