Contact PhD Team GSLS

Director of doctoral education
Prof. Toine Egberts, PhD
A.C.G.Egberts[at]; A.C.G.Egberts[at]

Toine is Director of Doctoral Education of the Graduate School of Life Sciences in addition to his work as a hospital pharmacist and a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. The coaching of PhD candidates gives him energy, as it balances performing research with the personal development of young academic professionals.

Managing Director doctoral education
Saskia Ebeling, PhD
S.Ebeling[at]; S.B.Ebeling-2[at]

After a career as a researcher, Saskia joined the GSLS to help organise better support for both PhD candidates and PhD supervisors. She strongly believes that a good and professional relationship between the PhD candidate and supervisor is vital to a successful PhD journey. Saskia is the first contact point for PhD supervisors.

Coordinator doctoral education
Anke Hammerschlag, PhD

Anke is the first point of contact for PhD candidates. You can contact her if you have questions about your PhD journey. Anke joined the PhD team of the GSLS after a PhD and a postdoc position, during which she co-supervised two PhD candidates. She works on the quality assurance of your doctoral education and is committed to improving your PhD where necessary. She is in close contact with the PhD Council and is informed what is going on in the PhD community.

Course coordinator PhD Course Centre
Bianca Zomer

Bianca takes care of organising the courses that we offer through the PhD Course Centre. She makes sure that everything goes smoothly and communicates all relevant issues and arrangements with course participants and trainers. You can contact her if you have questions about courses.

Course coordinator PhD Course Centre
Inge Kuurman

Inge is responsible for organising part of the many courses the PhD Course Centre offers for PhD candidates. In addition, her focus lies on the communication tasks, such as creating and sending out the biweekly PhD Update and managing the website, keeping it up to date, well structured and easily accessible.


Junior course coordinator PhD Course Centre
Bram van Hoof

Bram has finished his Bachelor and will start with the Master Program Drug Innovation in September. Till then, Bram assists Bianca and Inge with running the PhD Course Centre.