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Gerjon Ikink has the ambition to optimise the real impact of science. This includes science for society, for policy, for the economy, for global development, and for science.
Currently, he focuses on providing policy makers and politicians with the best available scientific evidence and advice as foundation to develop solid public policy and better regulation. Moreover, he is interested in locally relevant research and scientific advice, as well as scientific capacity building, to achieve sustainable development. He also strives to make science more open, collaborative and efficient, enabling faster and more impactful scientific progress, while ensuring reliability and relevance.
Gerjon Ikink is currently a member of the Scientific Advice Mechanism of the European Commission, providing scientific advice directly to the College of EU Commissioners. He previously worked as policy advisor for science and research policy at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and was active in the Young Health Council (jongGR) of the Netherlands, providing policy advice in the field of public health. As scientist, his research always had a strong socially relevant aspect, ranging from the evolution of pest insects to ageing and lifespan control, and from physiological causes of Alzheimer’s Disease to breast cancer biomarkers and therapy.
Gerjon Ikink has a Master of Science (MSc) degree (with distinction / cum laude) in Biology and a PhD degree in Molecular Genetics. In addition, he is trained in academic consultancy and intercultural communication. He has lived and worked in several countries and cultures, including Japan and Egypt.
German, English, French, Dutch
Scientific Advice Mechanism
Academia, Agriculture, Food, Biology, Biotechnologies, Cultural, Decision-Making, European Commission, Genetics, Healthcare, Medical, Public Administration, Quantitative Methods, Research, Innovation, Sciences, Statistics, Technology, Other
Requests, opportunities and offers related to scientific advice, expert elicitation, research and science policy, and international development through science/research.
Also open to help scientists with getting more active in policy, including providing career advice.
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