Henk Heidekamp has a master degree in Toxicology and Nutrition from the Open University of The Netherlands, located in Heerlen. In his career he gained a vast experience working in laboratory environment. Just before joining the ERIBA as its Managing Director in Spring 2010, Henk had similar duties at the department of Genetics of UMCG. At ERIBA, Henk is responsible for a vast and broad range of activities that go from financial and human resource management to the supervision of the daily activities of the institute.
Mallikarjuna Gurram joined 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 the departmental outreach activities. Before joining ERIBA, he obtained a PhD degree in Applied Physics at the University of Groningen. His previous research focused on spintronics in two-dimensional materials.
Research Development Office assistant
Nina Kool joined ERIBA in August 2015 as a secretary and since September 2018 as a Research Development Office (RDO) assistant; working with the Research Officers to support scientists of the departments of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and the Biology of Ageing in raising funds to pursue their scientific activities
Craig Grove joined ERIBA in September 2013. His primary role is to connect science with industry and further enhance the research and development of the institute. He is directly involved with Intellectual Property (IP), valorisation, patent applications and supporting start-ups. Craig has a background in marine science and obtained his PhD at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. His previous research focused on coral reef ecosystems and climatology.
Arnoud Rozema joined ERIBA in January 2015. His primary task is the administrative support of the managing director. This includes managing department budgets and staffing, as well as providing support in facilities management and ICT. Arnoud is trained as a business economist and psycho-social worker and has worked in the UMCG for 14 years. His previous occupations include business manager at the department of General Practice and financial assistant at the department of Health Sciences. He was also involved in the design of the administrative system that is currently in use at ERIBA.