The representing body of all PhD students at Erasmus MC

Promeras @EMC

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Hello, We are Promeras. Let us introduce ourselves!

Goal of Promeras

The main goal is to stand up for the rights of all PhD-candidates, for instance the right to follow courses and the right to receive high quality supervision during their research. The board meets the Dean and people of Human Resources and Research & Policy on a regular base. Moreover, Promeras advises the PhD Committee about the PhD Education Policy. Additionally, when PhD-candidates have questions or problems the board of Promeras can offer help.

Promeras in Practice

Promeras is a member of EPAR (Erasmus PhD Association Rotterdam) and PNN (Promovendi Netwerk Nederland). Promeras has regular meetings with the EPAR board and PhD-candidate representatives of other EUR-faculties to discuss matters on university and on national level.

Download the new brochure provided by the PhD-committee of the Erasmus MC and Promeras 'Starting your PhD at Erasmus MC' here!

Social activities

Promeras also organizes social events for its members such as drinks nights, bowling events, pop-quizzes and more.


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Get acquainted with our Board members!
The board of Promeras consist of several enthousiastic PhD candidates. Below you can see our information.

    Florine Berger

    President + Treasurer

    Florine is currently active as a PhD candidate at the Department of Hospital Pharmacy and is responsible for the financial aspects of Promeras. She is also part of PNN (Promovendi Netwerk Nederland).


    Steffi van de Ven


    Steffi is a first year PhD candidate at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is secretary of Promeras and represents Promeras in the organization of the Erasmus Tour.


    Robbin de Goederen

    General Board Member

    Robbin is a 3rd year PhD candidate at the Dutch Craniofacial centre of the Sophia Children’s Hospital.

    He is both a Promeras board member and a member of the educational committee of the SOV (Sophia Researchers Association), responsible for organizing the Erasmus Tour.


    Daphne Voormolen


    Daphne is a 2nd year PhD candidate at the Public Health Department. She runs all social media and is part of the Career Event organization.


    Elisabeth de Wijkerslooth

    General board member + PNN member

    Currently, Elisabeth is a 2nd year PhD candidate at the department of Surgery. She represents Promeras in the PhD day organization, the PhD committee and the PNN network.


    Sebastian van der Voort

    General board member & Young Medical Delta

    Sebastian is a 2nd year PhD at the departments of Medical Informatics and Radiology. He represents Promeras as part of the Young Medical Delta.


    Xavier Harmeling

    General Board Member + PNN

    Xavier is a 2nd year PhD candidate at the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He maintains external relations, including the PNN.


    Pauline Stassen

    General Board Member + PhD committee

    Pauline is a PhD candidate at the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Comments and Partners

So how do we do?
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Promeras really adds something extra to being a PhD-Candidate. Support, social meetings and integration.

Tiny Penders, Beleidsmedewerker onderzoek
Maud Vissers

Being a PhD-Candidate is so much more than only performing research!

Maud Vissers, Beleidsmedewerker onderzoek
Erasmus PhD Association Rotterdam Promovendi Netwerk Nederland

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