University Medical Center Utrecht
Rinze Benedictus is a staff advisor at the University Medical Center Utrecht and a Ph.D. researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Benedictus was trained a biologist and, after working as a science journalist, is now active in science policy and management. He is involved in the Science in Transition initiative and UMC Utrecht’s efforts to develop and implement new incentives for researchers. His Ph.D. research focuses on the formative effects of these new incentive and reward structures.
Frank Miedema, Ph.D., is Professor of Immunology and Dean and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the University Medical Center Utrecht. He is one of the founders of Science in Transition, an effort to reform the scientific system to focus on creating value for society. Dr. Miedema studied biochemistry at the University of Groningen, specializing in immunology. He has published hundreds of articles in medical journals, including Nature, Science, and Lancet, and is a member of various national and international scientific organizations and advisory committees.