Impulse health & technology research with nine new Medical Delta professors

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Nine professors are now allowed to call themselves ‘Medical Delta professors’. They received a dual appointment at two or more academic institutions in the province of Zuid-Holland (LUMC, Leiden University, TU Delft, Erasmus MC, Erasmus University) that are affiliated with Medical Delta. This will boost health & technology research once again.

The professors are committed to interdisciplinary research at the intersection of care and technology. For example, they are investigating how cartilage can be made using technology, how electrodes help to sharpen the cause of cardiac arrhythmias and how proton therapy can attack cancer cells very accurately.

The objective of Medical Delta is to realize technological solutions for a sustainable care. Medical Delta does this by interdisciplinary scientific research and practical field and living labs. This way, Medical Delta helps to improve health care and keep it accessible and affordable; a necessity given the increasing demand for care. Prof. Dr. ir. Ton van der Steen, chairman of Medical Delta, emphasizes the importance of good cooperation between engineers, clinicians and health experts. “That is crucial. Only then will technological innovations meet the needs of healthcare practice. These nine professors excel at that, which is why they have been appointed Medical Delta professors.”

It is the third time that Medical Delta professors have been appointed. The nine new professors join the thirteen active Medical Delta professors appointed by academic institutions in previous years. 

The new Medical Delta professors introduce themselves and their research in a short video. This can be viewed here:


The nine professors, their appointments and their research

The new Medical Delta professors are:

Prof. Dr. Andrea Evers (Leiden University, TU Delft, Erasmus University) - researches e-Health applications to promote public health (part of Medical Delta eHealth & self-management for a healthy society)

Prof. Dr. Natasja de Groot (Erasmus MC, TU Delft) - researches the use of sensors and catheters to more accurately diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias (part of Medical Delta Cardiac Arrhythmia Lab)

Prof. Dr. ir. Jaap Harlaar (TU Delft, Erasmus MC, LUMC) – researches biomechanics of movement and precision diagnosis in osteoarthritis (part of Medical Delta: Improving Mobility with Technology)

Prof. Dr. Mischa Hoogeman (Erasmus MC, TU Delft) - researches photons and protons to advance proton therapy for cancer patients (part of HollandPTC Medical Delta program on HTA value proposition)

Prof. Dr. Gerjo van Osch (Erasmus MC, TU Delft) - researches the making of cartilage (part of Medical Delta Regenerative Medicine 4D: Generating complex tissues with stem cells and printing technology)

Prof. Dr. ir. Wouter Serdijn (TU Delft, Erasmus MC) - researches the use of bioelectronics in medical research (part of Medical Delta Cardiac Arrhythmia Lab and Medical Neurodelta)

Prof. Dr. Marco van Vulpen (LUMC, TU Delft and Erasmus MC) - researches proton therapy for radiation of cancer cells (part of HollandPTC Medical Delta program on HTA value proposition)

Prof. Dr. ir. Marcel Reinders (TU Delft, LUMC) - researches the use of computer algorithms for the analysis of molecular data (part of Medical NeuroDelta: Ambulatory Neuromonitoring for Prevention and Treatment of Brain Disease and METABODELTA: Metabolomics for clinical advances in the Medical Delta)

Prof. Dr. Andrew Webb (LUMC, TU Delft) – researches how imaging can be more widely available for medical purposes (part of Medical Delta Diagnostics 3.0: Dementia and stroke)

Contact person

Drs. Sietse Pots


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