Research Departments Physiology 20191216 Employees Personal Touch
16 December 2019

Could you tell us something about your work at the department?
I have the best job in the world: each day is different, I work with young, smart, ambitious colleagues and together we try to make the world healthier!

Could you describe yourself in a few words?
Sportive middle aged woman, caring mother, energetic professor, cheerful friend, animal lover,
What do you normally do in the weekends?
Thousands of things: running in the forest, do the groceries, to a concert, at the hockey field, take care of the horse and the goat, drive kids around, have dinner with friends, go to the market for fresh food, read a book, clean the house, BOM at gymnasion, read the newspapers extensively, do some garden things, go mountain biking, kitchen table time, etc, etc…
What are your hobbies and can you tell us something about your favorite one?
Sports and reading. Running is my favorite one! I like to run in the forest by myself or with running mates. It makes me feel better, full of energy and empties my head.
I started to run when I was around the age of 12 (I played then in a soccer team and we did some running training). I never stopped running and do it now for almost 45 years!
I also like biking and skating! And for reading my favorite books are historic romans for example by Ken Follet. And also books related to the war I like very much. At the moment I am reading “de meeste mensen deugen” by Bregman.
Could you describe your best holiday?
My best holiday is with my kids somewhere in Club Med. I like it so much because it combines all kinds of sports with ultimate relaxation (and lots of reading). I don’t have to think of anything, we all do what we like and have a lot of fun! The places are often in very nice locations at the sea, so beach time and sailing are part of the activities too.
Skiing holidays or holidays with a large group of friends in Italy are favorite too!!
What is your dream for the future?
To stay as happy as I am and become very old!
Please add a picture of yourself during a certain activity and add here a note explaning the photo:
This picture is taken at Schiermonnikoog. This is another favorite holiday. We spend our fall holiday there with friends already for years in a row. This picture is taking after we went in the North Sea (Oktober), and it shows me and my kids Marieke and Jan.

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