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Wouter Ouwerkerk is an enthusiastic researcher being trained in biostatistics, bioinformatics and genetic epidemiology, actively conducting research in the fields of cardiology and cancer-immunology. Wouter is bridging these fields by effectively combining expertise from both fields to achieve high impact multidisciplinary research. His research is focussed on personalised treatment and systems medicine, using multi-omics high-dimensional data.

After successfully completing his PhD under supervision of prof. dr. A.H Zwinderman and prof. dr. A.A. Voors he started his post-doctoral research at the dept. dermatology under supervision of prof. dr. R.M. Luiten. Here, he build a world-wide consortium to study genetic susceptibility of response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients.

He got international recognition of my achievements, when he was invited to join the team of prof. dr. C.S.P. Lam as senior researcher at the National Heart Centre Singapore. Prof. dr. C.S.P. Lam provided him with the opportunity to pursue his interests in personalised treatment and systems medicine.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, A Systems biology study to tailored treatment in chronic heart failure. Supervisors, Universiteit van Amsterdam


Award Date: 15 Sept 2017

Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Master, Medical Informatics, Universiteit van Amsterdam


External positions

Research Fellow, National Heart Centre Singapore

19 Sept 2018 → …

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