26th of November: Erasmus Tour with Liesbeth van Rossum (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-RESTRICTIONS)
2nd of December: Workshop Thesis Design by Proefschriftmaken
9th of December: Winter Potluck (POSTPONED)
3rd of December: Workshop “Comfortabel en effectief includeren” – Dutch only
What is Promeras?
We advocate the rights of all PhD candidates on the institutional and national level
We aspire for high quality supervision and education
We organize social events to promote networking among fellow PhD candidates
We represent all the PhD candidates in
Erasmus MC and our main goal is to stand up for their rights, may it be the
rights to receive the highest quality supervision or the rights to have the
best education. A PhD trajectory may often feel like an individual course,
though many are faced with similar obstacles. Promeras functions as a platform
for PhD candidates to connect with each other and offer aid to enquiries and
issues that PhD candidates may face.
Promeras advises the Erasmus MC PhD
Committee on the PhD Education Policy, and solicits attention for certain
topics when needed. Within Promeras, several subcommittees exist to address specific
matters such as mental health and issues international PhD candidates may encounter.
We also organizes social events to promote networking within PhD candidates in
Promeras is a member of EPAR (Erasmus PhD
Association Rotterdam) and PNN (PhD Network Netherlands). With regular meetings
with the PhD representatives of other universities, we discuss and address
matters on both the institutional and national level. We strive to learn from
each other and together stand up to fight for the rights of all PhD candidates
in the Netherlands.
Mental Health workgroup
International PhDs workgroup
Social and networking activities
Erasmus MC PhD committee
Erasmus PhD Association Rotterdam (EPAR)
PhD Network Netherlands (PNN)
Young Medical Delta (YMD)
Diversity & Inclusion workgroup
A professional thesis design at the lowest
How to get your thesis designed without high costs? During this webinar we will tell you everything about it. How to set up your documents so a professional designer can easily create the most beautiful thesis design for you!
The webinar will be loaded with tips and tricks about preparing your files. We will showcase our proudest pieces of work and tell you how to produce it!
Feel free to send this invitation to your friends, family and PhD’s who might be interested to follow the workshop!
Workshop “Comfortabel en effectief includeren” – Dutch only Date: 3rd of December Time: 09.00-12.00 Location: ce-252, ce248 Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org (before 19th of November)
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Chair, Digital affairs & Communications, Internal affairs
Laurine is a PhD candidate at the department of Viroscience. For Promeras, she is involved in digital communication (Instagram, Facebook and website), represents Promeras in the Erasmus MC PhD committee and is part of both the international taskforce and the Diversity & Inclusion workgroup.
Internal affairs & External affairs
Sarah is a PhD candidate at the department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Her project focuses on colon capsule endoscopy in colorectal cancer screening. She represents Promeras at “Promovendi Netwerk Nederland” (PNN) and in the Erasmus MC PhD committee.
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.
External affairs and Task Force Mental Health
Mila is a PhD candidate at the department of Endocrinology, division of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Her project focusses on treatment of genetic obesity. She represents Promeras at “Promovendi Netwerk Nederland” (PNN). Moreover, she will be involved in the project about mental health-related issues amongst PhD candidates and Erasmus Tour.
Treasurer & Acquisition
Felix is a PhD candidate at the department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. His project focusses on quality assurance and structured reporting. Within Promeras he is treasurer and responsible for acquisition.
Task force Mental Health & Task Force International Students
Lucia is a PhD candidate at the Department of Neurology. Her PhD project focuses on the role of neuroinflammation in the pathophysiology of frontotemporal dementia, a young-onset form of dementia. Within Promeras, Lucia is involved in promoting mental health amongst PhD students and in organizing resources and activities for the international PhD community at the Erasmus MC.
Communication and Promotion
Anouk is a PhD candidate at the department of Clinical Genetics. Her project focusses on the electrophysiological deficits in mouse models and induced Pluripotent Stem Cells of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, a neurodevelopmental disorder. Within Promeras, she is involved in promoting the visibility via newsletters and events.
Acquisition & Communications, Secretary
Fleur is a PhD candidate at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and her project focusses on premalignant gastric lesions and colorectal cancer screening.
Suzanne van Wijck
Task force international students & digital communication
Suzanne is a PhD candidate at the department of Trauma surgery. Her work focuses on advancing the treatment of rib fractures. At Promeras she is involved in the international task-force and in digital communication.
Diana is a PhD candidate at the department of Viroscience. Her project focuses on optimizing human brain slice cultures to study viral encephalitis, primarily herpes simplex encephalitis.
Menthal Health taskforce and Digital affairs and Communication
Amy is a PhD candidate at the Laboratory of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, where she focusses on antigen presentation in the context of pancreatic cancer. Within Promeras, she will be active in the Mental Health taskforce and visibility on social media.
Circe van der Heide
Mental Health taskforce
Circe is a PhD candidate at the department of Radiology and Nuclear medicine. She works on radiotracer interactions and her research focuses on targeting the tumor micro-environments with novel radionuclide therapies. Within Promeras, she will be involved with the mental-health task force.
Treasurer & Acquisition
Joshua is a PhD candidate at the department of Orthopaedic surgery. He studies the large-scale application of patient-reported outcome measures, to enhance their use and to improve orthopaedic care. At Promeras he will be co-treasurer and he is responsible for acquisition.
Laurèlle van Tilburg
Joining us from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is Laurèlle. Her PhD-project focusses on the diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of early esophageal cancer and associated second primary tumors in the upper aerodigestive tract.
Treasurer & Acquisition and International taskforce
Lauren is a PhD candidate at the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology. Her project focuses on neonatal jaundice and hyperbilirubinaemia. Within Promeras, she will be co-treasurer and responsible for acquisition. Moreover, she will be involved in the international taskforce.