Hi, I’m Jost.
Nice to meet you!
My role at ttopstart is to challenge and improve ideas, to connect people and to develop the right stories. Importantly, for me, the job is about adding value.
If I can provide a client with a new insight, or a different perspective on things, I consider it an excellent start. When clients are working with me, they get someone who will challenge them on their ideas and who really works together with them, not for them.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Biomedical sciences at Utrecht University. Throughout my studies, I was particularly interested in the fields of immunology and virology.
I subsequently pursued a master’s degree in Infection & Immunity at the Graduate School of Life Sciences in Utrecht. Here, I contributed to fundamental research aimed to elucidate the entry requirements of Enterovirus D68.
Additionally, while at the University of Queensland, Australia, I was involved in the research & development of new ways to stimulate innate immune responses against multi-resistant intracellular bacteria such as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Salmonella Typhimurium.
Getting funding takes time and vastly different skills than those needed in the lab and often requires you to think differently as you’re after the same thing that everyone else is after!
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