Department of Rheumatology Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center (ARC) Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. Gerrit Jansen obtained his PhD degree in Biochemstry at the State University of Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1984. From 1985-1990 he held a post-doctoral position at the Utrecht University Medical Center (Dept. of Oncology). In 1991 he moved to the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam (Dept. of Medical Oncology). From 1992-1994 he was a recipients of a fellowship of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, which was followed by a senior postdoctoral position at the VU University Medical Center (Dept. of Medical Oncology). In 2001 he moved to the Department of Rheumatology (currently Amsterdam Rheumatology and immunology Center) at the VU University Medical Center to become head of the laboratory for experimental rheumatology. Dr. Jansen’s main research interest focuses on molecular mechanisms of drug resistance, with a special interest for resistance mechanisms to classical (e.g. antifolates) and experimental drugs from an anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer perspective.