Educational Committee

The Educational Committee (EC) is composed of 14 members (7 teaching staff and 7 MSc student) who represent the research Master’s programmes of Graduate School of Life Sciences. The main task of the EC consists of assessing and ensuring the quality of education of the Master’s programmes within the School. This is done by evaluating Master’s courses, writing assignments, and research projects using students’ evaluations and teachers’ feedback. The main aspects that are evaluated are the scientific level of the courses, study efficiency and student satisfaction. In addition, the EC looks at the overall quality of all the master’s programs using student opinions, exit evaluations, and a yearly meeting with each master coordinator. The other tasks of the EC include yearly reviewing the Education and Examination Regulations (EER), discussing education related developments, and making general recommendation to the Board of Studies in order to improve the teaching within the GSLS.

Contact the Educational Committee Life Sciences

If you have any questions, complaints or suggestions concerning education in the Graduate School of Life Sciences, you can contact the Educational Committee via


The Educational Committee Life Sciences consists of the following members:

Staff members

  • Staff members

  • Inge The, PhD (chair)
  • Marianne Boes, PhD
  • Paul Henricks, PhD
  • Gerrit Koop, PhD
  • Adrien Melquiond, PhD
  • Tzviya Zeev Ben Mordehai, PhD
  • Vacancy 
  • MSc student members

  • Merel Goedkoop (student's association 'Mebiose')
  • Esther van den Bergh
  • Ella Schunselaar
  • Jitte Jennekens
  • Berend Kooiman
  • Lingxiao Zhang
  • Inez van Miltenburg
  • Advisors

  • Sanne de Jong, PhD (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Brenda Wiefferink, MSc (Faculty of Science)
  • Mirthe Mangnus, a.i. (Faculty of Science)
  • Secretary

  • Marjan Batist-de Vos


From left to right
Standing back row: Adrien, Inez, Merel, Lingxiao, Marianne, Mirthe
Standing front row: Paul, Marjan, Jitte, Inge, Ella, Esther, Tzviya, Gerrit
Not in picture: Sanne, Brenda, Berend