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Eric Sijbrands is professor of internal medicine at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is head of the division of pharmacology, vascular and metabolic diseases and head of the Erasmus cardiovascular genetics department.

After obtaining his qualification as medical doctor in 1990, he was given the opportunity to receive his training in internal medicine and to work in scientific research at the universities of Leiden and Amsterdam.

He participated in setting up and implementing the molecular diagnostics for familial hypercholesterolemia and tested the clinical value of this first large scale population-based genetic diagnostic screening program. He made a Ph.D. thesis on gene-gene and gene-environment interaction in patients with genetic hyperlipidemia.

In his current role, coaching of young talent is a major part of his scientific assignment. He directly supervises a research group of 20 people. His research group works in the field of genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathies, endothelomics, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus (see www.LinkScience.org).

Prof. Dr. Eric J.G. Sijbrands · +31 10 703 3283 · Erasmus MC · e.sijbrands[at]erasmusmc.nl