Henk Heidekamp has an MSc in Toxicology and Nutrition from the Open University of the Netherlands located in Heerlen. In his career, he gained a vast experience working in a laboratory environment. Before joining the department as Managing Director in the spring of 2014, he performed similar duties at the Department of Genetics of the UMCG. At the Department of Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems, Heidekamp is responsible for a vast and broad range of activities, from financial and human resource management to the supervision of the daily activities of the department.
Henk Heidekamp MSc
Guus Achterweust joined the BSCS department in February 2023. His primary role is the financial support of the managing director. This includes managing and controlling department budgets, staff and projects. Guus obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Business Management with a minor in finance at the university of Groningen.
Mallikarjuna Gurram PhD
Mallik Gurram joined the Research Development Office (RDO) in September 2018. His primary role is to assist scientists and other research personnel with securing research grants to pursue their scientific activities at the departments of Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems (BSCS) and the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA). This includes drafting, editing, and management of grant proposals. Further, he takes part in departmental outreach activities. Before joining the department, he obtained a PhD degree in Applied Physics at the University of Groningen. His previous research focused on spintronics in two-dimensional materials.
Wytse Hogewerf B.A.Sc.
Wytse joined the department of BSCS in September 2018 as a Staff Advisor for the department, assisting departmental management and employees in a range of activities. After several years working as a research technician in various departments of the UMCG, he obtained a degree in Business Administration in 2014. He is currently part-time employed by the department of BSCS as Staff Advisor and partly remains active as a research technician at the department of Ageing Biology (ERIBA).
Ria Ubels joined the staff of ERIBA/BSCS/BME (as of March 1, 2023: Cluster Biomedical Science & Technology) in September 2022. Her role is to assist the management in various areas. She mainly takes on the role of quality and safety coordinator within the Cluster, but she also supports employees in the field of ICT as a functional manager.
Fokje Boomsma-van der Weg
Secretary Anatomy & Medical Physiology