New Project Manager joins AVA

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Dr Theun van Veen

The AVA consortium would like to welcome Dr Theun van Veen, who joined AVA as Project Manager in April 2020.

Theun obtained a degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and as part of his MSc he did an internship at the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering (University of Liverpool). He then moved to the UK in 2010 to study for a PhD in Clinical Engineering at the University of Liverpool as part of a 7th Framework Funded Project (EU) on which he continued to work as a postdoctoral researcher.
In 2015, he was appointed as the Scientific and Quality Control Manager for the LBIH Biobank at the University of Liverpool. In this role he was responsible for the RD&I aspects and quality control procedures relating to human biosamples as well as co-ordinating collaborative projects both within the university and with external partners.