Prof. dr. P. (Piet) Gros

David de Wiedgebouw
Universiteitsweg 99
Kamer 2.72
3584 CG Utrecht

Prof. dr. P. (Piet) Gros

Structural Biochemistry
030 253 3127

Honours & prestigious grants:

  • Legacy Award, International Complement  Society, 2024.
  • Distinguished Faculty Professorship, Utrecht University, 2018.
  • Aminoff prize in Crystallography of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2018.
  • ERC Advanced Grant, EU, 2018 & 2008.
  • Medal in Gold for life-time research achievements, European Complement Network, ECN, 2017.
  • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, EMBO, since 2013.
  • Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion, Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw, since 2013.
  • Spinoza prize of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO, 2010.
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, KNAW, since 2010.
  • Pionier Award, Council for Chemical Sciences, NWO-CW, 2000.
  • Young Chemist Awards, Council for Chemical Sciences, NWO-CW, 1999 & 1997.


Named lectures:

  • Max Gruber Foundation, University Groningen NL, 2015.
  • Silver Jubilee Oration (Natl. Center for Cell Sciences, Pune India, 2013.
  • E.J. Cohn lecturer, Immune Disease Inst., Harvard Medical School, Boston USA, 2008.
  • in addition to invited and keynote lectures at international conferences. 


Academic teaching:

  • Main originator and developer with dr. Paul van Bergen Henegouwen of Molecular Life Sciences (combined track within bachelor Chemistry and Biology programs), 2012-2016.
  • Program leader MSc program "Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences", 2004-2006.
  • Lecturer in Chemistry and Molecular Life Sciences,

Scientific employment:

  • Scientific program chair Utrecht Life Sciences (from the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Veterinary medicine), 2017-2020
  • Scientific director Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Utrecht University, 2012-2016.
  • Chair department of Chemistry, Utrecht University, 2007-2010.
  • Professor, Dept. Chemistry, Utrecht University, 2002-present.
  • Assistant Professor, idem, 1998-2002.
  • Senior researcher, idem, 1994-1998.
  • Postdoctoral fellow in the lab of prof. A.T. Brunger, Yale University, New Haven CT USA, 1992-1994.
  • Postdoctoral fellow in the lab of prof. W.F. van Gunsteren, ETH ZUrich, Zwitserland, 1990-1992.


Scientific training:

  • Doctor (PhD) cum laude (highest distinction) in Protein Crystallography (promotor prof. dr. W.G.J. Hol), at the University of Groningen in 1990.
  • Doctorandus (MSc) cum laude (highest distinction) in Chemistry at the University of Groningen in 1985.