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.

The Amsterdam Research Board (ARB)


Vice-dean of research
Mat Daemen

Board secretary

Chantal Steegers

Research institute directors

Amsterdam Neuroscience
Arjen Brussaard
Diederik van de Beek

Amsterdam Gastroenterology Endocrinology Metabolism
Stan van de Graaf
Gerd Bouma

Cancer Center Amsterdam
Jan Paul Medema

Amsterdam Reproduction & Development
Lidewij Henneman
Christianne de Groot

Amsterdam Infection & Immunity Yvette van Kooyk
Theo Geijtenbeek

Amsterdam Public Health
Martine de Bruijne
Dionne Kringos

Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences Arthur Wilde
Jolanda van der Velden

Amsterdam Movement Sciences
Mario Maas
Richard Jaspers

Independent researchers

Marja Boermeester
Sarah Derks
Guus van Dongen
Marjolein van Egmond
Arnon Kater
Esther Lutgens

Research support directors

Jessika van Kammen
Edwin Janssen


Chantal Steegers