Who we are
Meet our team
Prof. Dr. Ron M.A. Heeren
Prof. Dr. Ron M.A. Heeren (1965) is a distinguished professor and Limburg Chair at the University of Maastricht. He is the co-director of the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging (M4I) institute and heads the division of imaging Mass Spectrometry.
He is one of the founders of the Dutch Screening Group. He has developed innovative approaches towards high spatial resolution and high throughput molecular imaging technologies to evaluate the molecular complexity of biological surfaces such as hair and biological tissue. He has a strong interest in translational imaging for molecular screening in personalized medicine.
Prof. Dr. Steven WM Olde Damink
Prof. Dr. Steven W.M. Olde Damink (1968) is Professor of Translational Research in Gastrointestinal Surgery and leads the Division of Liver & Digestive Health at the Research School Nutrition & Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM) of Maastricht University.
Dr. Bryn Flinders
Bryn Flinders obtained his bachelor’s degree in forensic and analytical science and later PhD from Sheffield Hallam University. His PhD focused on the application of MALDI-MS imaging to monitor the distribution of pharmaceuticals in the lungs.
Currently, he works for Hair Diagnostics, part of the Dutch Screening Group as a researcher developing new methods for the commercial application of mass spectrometry imaging for hair testing.