Gerrit A. Meijer, MD, PhD

Gerrit A. Meijer, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, VU University Medical Center

​Gerrit Meijer is professor of pathology with a special interest in translational cancer research, focusing on the gastrointestinal tract. The work of his research group involves DNA-, RNA-, and protein-based tumor profiling using -omics techniques, in order to stratify patient groups and arrive at individually tailored therapies, as well as for biomarker development to improve colorectal cancer screening. In addition, he is involved in several national and international research infrastructure programs like CTMM TraIT, EATRIS, BBMRI and the tranSMART foundation.

 Gerrit Meijer obtained his medical degree in 1993 and his PhD in 1997, both from VU University in Amsterdam, and he was registered as a pathologist in 2000. He was appointed professor of gastrointestinal pathology in 2004, and he became Chair of the Department of Pathology in 2009. Meijer will join the Netherlands Cancer Institute early in 2015 as head of Pathology. He has published over 250 papers in peer reviewed journals. Meijer chairs the scientific council of the Dutch Cancer Society. Since 2013 he has been national co-director of the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS).