Roland J.W. Meesters earned his PhD degree at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. During his doctorate, Dr Meesters studied the ‘Application of MALDI-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry for the quantification of small molecules in biomedical research’. He holds an Adjunct Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the los Andes University in Bogota D.C., Colombia and is Senior Lecturer Analytical & General Chemistry at Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
He is responsible for teaching (bio)analytical chemistry and other chemistry related courses. The focus of Dr Meesters research is on bioanalytical sciences where he has a strong interest in metabolomics, therapeutic drug monitoring and PK modeling and in the role of metabolites in biological processes and in diseases. He is editor of the peer-reviewed open access Journal of Applied Bioanalysis. He has published approximately 40 peer-reviewed articles in the last years.
What three things would you take if you were stranded on a desert island?
- Mobile phone
- A good book
If you weren’t a bioanalyst, what would you be?
- An author of non-fiction books
What is your favorite city?
- I have many, but Granada in Spain is one of my favorites
Why have you decided to become a Zone Leader?
To share my knowledge and experiences from the field of Bioanalysis.
- Bioanalytical comparison between dried urine spots and liquid urine bioassays used for the quantitative analysis of urinary creatinine concentrations
- The future of DBS
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