Gerrit van Meer
Prof. Gerrit van Meer (1953) studied biochemistry at Utrecht University (UU) and obtained his PhD on lipids in cell membranes in 1981. During 5 years he was postdoc at EMBL Heidelberg, followed by 10 and 5 years at the medical schools of UU and the University of Amsterdam, respectively, and 10 years as professor of biochemistry at the Chemistry Department UU. Gerrit wrote many reviews, organized many conferences and courses, and taught students at all university levels. Since 2011 Gerrit is dean of the Faculty of Science at Utrecht University, with 1,500 staff and 5,500 students.