Reviewers from University Medical Center Groningen
Dr. Remco Koster works as Scientist at PRA Health Sciences in Assen, The Netherlands. He has been working in the field of bioanalysis for over 15 years, where he has developed numerous analytical methods using LC–MS/MS. His research focuses on the development and validation of high-speed extraction and analysis methods for drugs and drugs of abuse in matrices like blood, plasma, hair, saliva and dried blood spots. In 2015 he obtained his PhD on the subject “The influence of the sample matrix on LC-MS/MS method development and analytical performance”. In his work as a Scientist he is responsible for the development of LC-MS/MS methods within with the Science team and is a coach for students and colleagues who perform research. He is a (co-)author of more than 22 publications. He has been actively involved in the field of dried blood spot research since 2012.
I work as a PhD student at the Department of Psychiatry of the University Medical Center Groningen (University of Groningen). I am interested in the development and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. My work to date has focused on reporting and citation biases in the literature and on predicting treatment outcomes.
My current research aims to reveal psychosocial mechanisms that explain post-treatment fatigue in cancer patients. We apply a dyadic diary method to investigate daily patient-partner interactions and cognitions that may maintain fatigue after treatment completion.
My general research interest is directed towards understanding and fostering psychosocial adjustment to physical and chronic disease, including cancer. First and foremost, I am very much motivated by and committed to conducting research that benefits the health and psychosocial well-being of patients, their partners and families.