Erasmus MC

About University Medical Center Rotterdam

Erasmus MC is a leading academic hospital, recognized as a world-class scientific research organization. Our staff, researchers and students work with passion and dedication to achieve safe, first rate healthcare for patients with complex disorders, rare conditions and acute needs. We aim to understand, predict, treat and prevent diseases and disorders. Together we push boundaries and work on the care of the future. It starts with doing.

Graduate school

The Erasmus MC Graduate School provides outstanding Research Master and PhD programmes. We strive to educate and train future world-class biomedical academics in the clinical, health science and biomedical field in a stimulating environment.

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Our campus

Our research

Find out what makes Erasmus MC 'Amazing'. We tell our stories about innovation, health and healthcare.

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Assistant professor Cristina Gontan Pardo

Scientist Cristina Gontan Pardo has a great love for the X chromosome. It is a major source of health disparities between men and women, she believes. And more people should know that. ‘When I ask colleagues whether the cells they are working with are male or female, they often have no idea.’

Read Cristina's full story.


Associate Professor Stefan Barakat

Within 2.5 years, Erasmus MC clinical geneticist Stefan Barakat and his team reached a potential treatment and diagnosis for a previously unknown syndrome. They describe their discovery in Acta Neuropathologica. ‘Everything came together in this one study.’

Continue reading about the research of Bakarat and his team.


Principal Investigator Miao-Ping Chien

Scientist Miao-Ping Chien and her team have designed and built a completely new type of microscope. In doing so, Chien hopes to boost research into rare cancer cells. ‘We can image tens of thousands of individual cells at once.’

Discover more about this multidisciplinary researcher.

Discover Rotterdam


Often referred to as 'Manhattan on the Maas', Rotterdam finds sparkling skyscrapers, an impressive port, trendy restaurants and food markets and reowned museums. Our dynamic city is the direct result of the can-do mentality of the 'Rotterdammers'. Find out more about living and working in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Discover Rotterdam

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Working at

At Erasmus MC we push boundaries of discovery and transformation. We are equipped with the latest technology and work with the latest techniques and care processes. In collaboration with Delft University of Technology we take stance as the first technical medical center of The Netherlands. We offer an environment that helps you achieve your potential, for both yourself and our patients.

You can find more information about working at Erasmus MC on our website

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