Alexander van Oudenaarden appointed as Professor of Quantitative Biology of Gene regulation
The Executive Board has appointed Dr. Alexander van Oudenaarden as Professor of Quantitative Biology of Gene Regulation at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine. Van Oudenaarden is also Director of and group leader at the Hubrecht Institute. The appointment of Van Oudenaarden is a valuable and useful strengthening of the existing collaboration within Utrecht Life Sciences.
Alexander van Oudenaarden (42) studied and obtained his PhD degree in Physics at Delft University of Technology. After a period of working as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, he joined MIT in 2000. In 2008, he was appointed as Full Professor in Physics at MIT, followed by an appointment as Full Professor in Biology at MIT in 2009.
Van Oudenaarden has been working at the Hubrecht Institute since September 2012. In the same year, he was awarded a Vici grant and an ERC Advanced Grant.