Welcome to the Promeras website

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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

  • January 15th: Lunch International PhD students
  • January 30th: Erasmus Tour with Marco Blanker, physician of Maarten van der Weijden
  • January 30th, February 6th: Mental Health workshop
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Please sign up here to receive the Promeras newsletter

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Steffi van de Ven

President, Internal affairs & Activities

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

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.

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.

Sarah Moen

External affairs

Sarah is a PhD candidate at the department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
She represents Promeras at “Promovendi Netwerk Nederland” (PNN). 

Rama Wahab

Acquisition & Communications

Rama is a PhD candidate at the Generation R Study and the Department of Pediatrics.
She is responsible for the acquistition, digital communications (newsletter and website) of Promeras and is involved in organizing the Erasmus Tour.

Laurine Rijsbergen

Digital affairs & Communications

Laurine is a PhD candidate at the department of Viroscience.
For Promeras, she is involved in digital communication (Instagram, Facebook and website) and organizing social events.

Isabella Zampeta

Task force International students

Isabella is a PhD candidate at the department of Neuroscience. Her project focuses on the molecular aspects of Angelman Syndrome, a  neurodevelopmental disease.
Within Promeras, she is responsible for organizing a Task force for international PhD students, aiming to deal with the issues they are facing in Erasmus MC and to provide information and help when needed.