A Personal Touch of Jos Jansen

Jansen , Jos Lab

Please learn more about colleagues in our "Personal Touch" series setting employees in the spotlight. A light-hearted manner to learn about the colleagues you know and those you don't!.

This week: Jos Jansen






1. Name & Nationality
Jos Jansen, Dutch

2. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be an astronaut.

3. What was your previous academic training, where did you study?
I studied Pharmacy in Utrecht for 3 years and then switched to Medicine in Amsterdam for another 6 years.

4. What is your current function and what would you like to achieve?
I am a promovendus at the gastroenterology and hepatology department and obviously I want to make the most out of my PhD traject. When I'm finished I hope to become a gastroenterologic resident at the Radboudumc.

5. The RIMLS motto is 'to understand molecular mechanisms of disease'. What does this mean for you?
For me this means: 'going back to the basics'. The more we know about the basics of the human body the better we will be able to translate this to new treatment strategies for the patient.

6. What is the biggest motivation in your work?
Most of you will recognize the feeling that research is going very slow. But if you look back at the beginning and see what you've already accomplished, on a scientific level or on a personal level, that is what gives me the biggest motivation.  

7. What is your dream for the future?
On a global level I strive for worldpeace, on a personal level I just want to be a good academic clinician. Besides patientcare I also hope to be able to do research and education.

8. Fun-facts. State an interesting/obscure fact about yourself together with two that are false? Correct answer will be revealed to readers in the subsequent edition.
A: Has also a career as a professional chessboxer
B: Can sneeze and keep his eyes open at the same time
C: Was on the same train as Josef Stalin


Correct answer of Richarda de Voer: C

State an interesting/obscure fact about yourself together with two that are false?
A: I have arachnophobia
B: I have claustrophobia
C: I have aerophobia 


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