Short Curriculum Vitae

Personal info

Name:Marten Postma
Date of birth: 25 April 1970
Nationality:Dutch
Marital status:Married, one daughter (14/08/2004) and one son (16/05/2007)
Address:Molecular Cytology, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS), University of Amsterdam (UvA), Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone:(+31)205255189
Fax:(+31)205257934
E-mail:

Professional experience

1 Oct 2016 present Assistant Professor
University of Amsterdam (NL), Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS). Advanced data analysis and Systems Biology (Prof. dr. T.W.J. Gadella, Molecular Cytology).
1 Apr 2010 1 Oct 2016 VIDI-RESEARCHER
University of Amsterdam (NL), Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS). Computational modelling of Cnidarian embryogenesis (currently associated with the group of Prof. dr. T.W.J. Gadella, Molecular Cytology).
1 Apr 2007 31 Mar 2010 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
At the university of Amsterdam (NL), Faculty of Science, Section Computational Science (Prof.dr. P.M.A. Sloot). Computational modelling of morphogenenis (Dr. Jaap A Kaandorp).
1 Apr 2004 31 Mar 2007 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
At the university of Cambridge (UK), department of Phsysiology, Development and Neuroscince (PDN). Modelling of primary processes in Drosophila phototransduction (Prof. dr. R.C. Hardie).
1 May 2003 31 Mar 2004 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
At the university of Groningen (NL), department of Biochemistry. Role of phosphoinositol lipids in Dictyostelium chemotaxis (Prof. dr. P.J.M. van Haastert).
1 Jun 2002 1 Sep 2002 VISITING RESEARCHER
At the university of Cambridge (UK), department of Anatomy. Modelling a G-protein Coupled Signalling Cascade in Drosophila Photoreceptors. (Prof. dr. R.C. Hardie).
1 Sep 1997 - 1 Sep 2001 PHD STUDENT
At the university of Groningen (NL), departments of Biochemistry (Prof. dr. P.J.M. van Haastert) and neurobiophysics (Prof. dr. D.G. Stavenga). Spatial and temporal aspects in biological signal transduction: diffusion, reaction and geometry in Drosophila phototransduction and Dictyostelium chemotaxis.
Feb/Mar 1997 APPOINTED TEACHING ASSISTANT
Statistical Thermodynamics course, chemistry at the university of Groningen (Prof dr. H.J.C. Berendsen).
1996 APPOINTED TEACHING ASSISTANT
Statistical Thermodynamics course, chemistry at the university of Groningen (Prof dr. J.G.E.M. Fraaije).

Award(s)

Nov 2009 NWO VIDI GRANT
Computational modelling of Cnidarian embryogenesis. Interdivisional 5 year personal grant of 800k to start my own research group with funding for 2 PhD students.

Education & Qualifications

Oct 2003 PhD
Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG), departments of Biochemistry (Prof. dr. P.J.M. van Haastert) and neurobiophysics (Prof. dr. D.G. Stavenga), the Netherlands. Spatial and temporal aspects in biological signal transduction: diffusion, reaction and geometry in Drosophila phototransduction and Dictyostelium chemotaxis.
Jun 1997 MSc
Biophysical Chemistry, molecular & mesoscopic dynamics group (Prof dr. H.J.C. Berendsen & Prof dr. J.G.E.M. Fraaije), department of Chemistry at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (cum laude).

Publications

My list of publications can be found here