Edwin Cuppen obtained his degree in Molecular Life Sciences at Wageningen University in 1994.
He continued his academic career in Nijmegen, where he obtained his PhD. He currently works in Utrecht as a researcher for the Hubrecht Institute, where he specialises in genome research in relation to stem cell biology and cancer. He is also connected to the University Medical Centre in Utrecht as a professor in human genetics, where he studies the properties and causes of cancer and tries to provide advice on suitable treatments based on these studies.
“What drives me is my curiosity. I like to work with a passionate group of young researchers, and new challenges and technological developments keep fascinating me. That’s a great combination, where social relevance and my innovative research naturally intersect.”