MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Cardiologist, and Clinical Director, Department of Cardiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands.
PhD on atrial fibrillation, underlying disease and prognosis. Awarded with a NWO
Rubicon grant in 2009. Postdoctoral fellowship on population genetics and epidemiology in 2010-2011. Awarded NWO Veni grant 2012 for his project on genetics of atrial fibrillation; Awarded the European Society of Cardiology academic grant 2015 for his project on a big data approach in atrial fibrillation. Work package leader of RACE V and RED-CVD. Steering committee member of RACE IV, RACE V, MARC, VIP-HF. Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, leadership committee member of the Functional Genomics and Translational Biology council.