Guido Hooiveld studied Molecular Sciences at Wageningen University and graduated in 1995 with specializations in biochemistry, physiology and molecular pharmacology. He completed his PhD thesis entitled P-glycoprotein and Hepatobiliary Secretion; studies on cloning, function and expression from the University of Groningen in 2000. He continued to work in Groningen at the Laboratory of Pediatrics from 2000-2001 as a postdoctoral fellow on the molecular regulation of hepatic ABC transporters. In 2001 he moved back to Wageningen University to join the newly established Nutrition, Metabolism & Genomics Group. In 2006 he was appointed as assistant professor.