Marieke is Postgraduate Training and Funding Development Manager at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Director of the Centre’s new MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair. Marieke coordinates the postgraduate training programmes at CRM and supports the Centre’s drive to translate scientific outputs into clinically relevant applications. An important part of her role is increasing the capacity and sustainability of postgraduate training and research at the Centre through securing strategic funding and building links with a range of partners, including from the commercial sector.
Marieke holds an MSc in Medical Biology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Leiden University, The Netherlands. She has worked as academic researcher in the fields of cell biology, and as research project manager for various national and international research consortia and biotech companies. Marieke was awarded a BBSRC Flexible Interchange Programme Award to commercialise a cell separation device, a project that in 2015 was selected as finalist of the company creation competition Converge Challenge. Marieke is a Beltane Public Engagement Fellow and was awarded the Outreach Prize 2012 by the Microbiology Society for her contributions to the public understanding of science.