Stijn Berendsen




Research Technician



Scientific background

This year I obtained my bachelor in Biological and Medical Laboratory research from the HAN in Nijmegen, with a specialization in Biomedical research. I did both of my internships at the Nephrology and Hypertension department of the Regenerative Medicine Center in Utrecht researching a wearable artificial kidney in one, and vascular organoïds in the other. At the end of my study I got in contact with Dr Alex Garanto and a month later I started as a research technician in his group. I’m excited to see what the future brings me!

Hobbies outside science

I love to do sports, either in the gym, running or playing soccer. Besides that I like reading, gaming and music, both playing on my guitar and listening to it. I like to spend time with family, friends and my girlfriend a lot.