Dr. Fijs W.B. van Leeuwen graduated in 2000 from the Leiden University, The Netherlands.
After completing a PhD at the University of Twente (2005; Mesa+ institute for nanotechnology) and the Dutch Nuclear Research and Consultancy group, he moved to the Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AvL). Here he occupied different positions in the departments of Chemical Biology, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and was promoted to associate staff scientist (2009). In 2011 he moved his research group to the department of Radiology at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) where he currently is associate professor and heads the Interventional Molecular Imaging Laboratory. Besides this position he is: guest professor in bionanotechnology at Wageningen University, guest scientist at the department of Urology and department of Head and Neck Surgery an Oncology of the NKI-AvL, consultant for Hamamatsu Photonics, and designs wooden surfboards at Ollywood surfboards.
In 2019, Dr. van Leeuwen joined Orsi Academy to become chief innovation officer (CINO). His main field of interest lies with R&D projects and the clinical translation of new biomedical technologies. During his career has received more than > 5M euro in personal innovation scholarships (including three ERC-grants), has published > 170 scientific papers (divided over the fields of chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine), has co-authored >7 patent applications and has been involved in > 12 first in human translation studies of new biomedical technologies.
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