Raoul Tan


Raoul is senior advisor international affairs at Erasmus MC  and received his training in biochemistry and genetics in Leiden, London, Oxford and Paris. His PhD research was in DNA damage caused by chemo and radiotherapy at Erasmus MC. 

He has also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Erasmus MC and the Siebold Foundation on research education (2005-2006), and was European Program Manager Science Next Wave at Science Magazines-American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003).

He had been board member of the National PhD student Council (1999-2002) and served as first president of its European Counterpart, Eurodoc (2001) before its official launch. In addition, he had been in the steering committee for career perspectives of biomedical researchers of the National Federation of Medical Scientific Associations (FMWV) and the National Association of Medical Research Scientists (VMWO) as VMWO board member (2000-2003, 2005-2007).

After two years in Asia (South Korea and Indonesia) he returned to Erasmus MC in 2009 as research policy manager and advisor international affairs. He was EU liaison officer for Erasmus MC at the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU) and Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) until 2015 and ERC grants had his special interest. As senior advisor international he developed the output-based internationalisation strategy & policy for Erasmus MC and changed his research scope from genetics to global research networks.