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.
Kevin Huizinga joined ERIBA in May 2019. His primary role is the financial support of the managing director. This includes managing and controlling department budgets, staff and projects. Before Kevin joined ERIBA, he first obtained his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen, followed by a master's degree in Organisation and Management at the University of Antwerp.
Ria Ubels joined the staff of ERIBA/BSCS/BME (as of March 1 2023: Cluster Biomedical Science & Technology) in September 2022. Her role is to assist the management in various areas. She mainly takes on the role of quality and safety coordinator within the Cluster, but she also supports employees in the field of ICT as a functional manager.
Wytse joined the department of Ageing Biology (ERIBA) from the start in 2012. Originally employed as a research technician, he gradually shifted towards management support. After several years working as a research technician in various departments of the UMCG, he obtained a degree in Business Administration in 2014. He is currently part-time employed by the departments of Ageing Biology and BSCS as Staff Assistent, assisting departmental management and employees in a range of activities, and partly employed as business manager of the department of BME.
Mallik 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.
Megha Upadhyay is employed at the European Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA), Groningen, The Netherlands. Being a research coordinator, she serves as an administrative liaison between UMCG support offices, funding agencies and ERIBA for various (inter)national projects. Her main tasks include providing administrative (organizational and management) support to various scientific activities at the institute. She is involved in assisting principal investigators and students with pre/post grant applications. She also manages the preparation of documents for various events (scientific advisory board meetings, institute evaluation, annual report etc.). She is actively involved in organizing and managing events (conferences, meetings etc.), website management, and outreach events to promote various programs being held at the institute.