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What is Promeras?

The main goal is to stand up for the rights of all PhD-candidates, for instance the right to follow courses and the right to receive high quality supervision during their research. The board meets the Dean and people of Human Resources and Research & Policy on a regular base. Moreover, Promeras advises the PhD Committee about the PhD Education Policy. Additionally, when PhD-candidates have questions or problems the board of Promeras can offer help.

Promeras is a member of EPAR (Erasmus PhD Association Rotterdam) and PNN (Promovendi Netwerk Nederland). Promeras has regular meetings with the EPAR board and PhD-candidate representatives of other EUR-faculties to discuss matters on university and on national level.

Promeras also organizes social events for its members such as drink nights, bowling events, pub-quizzes, and more.

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Upcoming events

September 26th, 17:00: Drinks with Promeras and EPAR.
Location: Juke Joint, Nieuwe Binnenweg 99-B

October 17th, 16:00: Erasmus Tour with Rosanne Hertzberger, microbiologist, writer and columnist at NRC Handelsblad

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Xavier Harmeling


Xavier is a 2nd year PhD candidate at the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He is also part of PNN (Promovendi Netwerk Nederland).

Daphne Voormolen


Daphne is a PhD candidate at the CENTER-TBI project, a large European observational multicentre study focussing on traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her research mainly focusses on the outcome, asssessment and preferences following TBI.
She is the secretary of Promeras.

Sebastian van der Voort


Sebastian is a PhD candidate at the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam. His research project involves evaluating methods to pre-operativley predict the genetics of brain tumours using articifical intelligence.
He is Promeras’ treasurer and represents Promeras as part of the Young Medical Delta.

Robbin de Goederen

Digital affairs & Communications

Robbin is a 3rd year PhD candidate at the Dutch Craniofacial centre of the Sophia Children’s Hospital.
He is both a Promeras board member and a member of the educational committee of the SOV (Sophia Researchers Association), responsible for organizing the Erasmus Tour.

Steffi van de Ven

Internal affairs & Activities

Steffi is a first year PhD candidate at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is secretary of Promeras and represents Promeras in the organization of the Erasmus Tour.

Rama Wahab

Acquisition & Communications

Rama is a PhD candidate at the Generation R Study and the Department of Pediatrics. Her research project mainly focusses on the effects of maternal lifestyle during pregnancy on cardio-metabolic health in the offspring.
She is responsible for the acquistition, digital communications (newsletter and website) of Promeras and is involved with organizing the Erasmus Tour.

Pauline Stassen

Internal affairs

Pauline is a PhD candidate at the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
She represents Promeras in the Erasmus MC PhD committee.

Merel Mol

External affairs & Task force Mental Health

Merel is a PhD candidate at the Alzheimer Center, the Department of Neurology. Her project focusses on the genetics of frontotemporal dementia.
She represents Promeras at the Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN) and is part of the Mental Health Workgroup.