Siebe Spijker, MD, PhD

Siebe Spijker obtained his medical degree in 2009 and his master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 (cum laude). He performed his PhD at the department of Nephrology under supervision of prof Eelco de Koning, prof Ton Rabelink and dr Francoise Carlotti, investigating the transdifferentiation of mature pancreatic beta-cells. He was awarded the NVE-Ipsen award for best basic science article in 2013 from the Dutch Society for Endocrinology and in 2017 the Dick Held Award and the Dr. F. Gerritzen Award for best Thesis in Diabetes Research in the Netherlands. In 2014, he started his medical specialisation in internal medicine at the LUMC and in 2018 proceeded with his advanced trainings to become a clinical nephrologist. Siebe is currently joining the research group of prof. Melissa Little at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne to engage in kidney organoid research and CRISPR Cas gene editing. His aim is to combine (fundamental) research in regenerative medicine with daily clinical practice.