Gautam KokAfter finishing bilingual secondary education, Gautam finished his Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Life Sciences) at Maastricht University in 2014. Being internationally oriented, he enrolled in an Honours program in International Health and in 2013 paid a two-month visit to India to learn about its healthcare system. In 2014 he visited China with the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS) where he, besides taking summer courses at Peking University (PKU), worked on strengthening scientific and educational ties between China and The Netherlands for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. With special interest in research and translational medicine, Gautam currently studies a Master’s program, SUMMA (Selective Utrecht Medical Master), at Utrecht University while participating in various extracurricular activities. In his spare time, Gautam loves traveling and exploring new cultures, cooking and dining and to play (and win) board games.

Sabine van der LaanSabine is co-founder of Apollo. She joined the UMC Utrecht Honours track and focuses on tetralogy of Fallot at the department of paediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Furthermore, she leads a project involving a specific radioulnar prosthesis method at the department of plastic hand surgery. She was selected for the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS) by McKinsey and studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer 2013. She concomitantly pursued a project regarding implantation of a sustainable label in the transport sector. She now coaches one of the NAHSS student project groups of 2014-2015 and was sent to Beijing Summer 2014. Sabine joined the Utrecht University Model United Nations (UUMUN) and participated in international conferences at the University of Cambridge (won “Best Delegate” award) and will participate in the Model United Nations at Harvard University as part. Sabine is excited about different cultures and loves to travel. She also enjoys playing field hockey, running, reading and catching up with friends.

Sophie MerckelbachSophie chairs the Member Acquisition Committee of Apollo. She graduated her high school cum laude and finished the UMC Utrecht Bachelor Honours Programme. Now she continues the Honours Programme as a master student with an elective research project at the Department of Vascular Surgery in a project that focuses on the outcome of patients after carotid endarterectomy. Sophie did internships abroad at the University of Queensland in Australia and in the public healthcare in Indonesia. She is a member of the conference committee that organizes a biennial conference for 750 medical students in the Netherlands. Sophie is especially interested in the business and organizational aspects of medicine. Next to that she has a broader interest in politics, economics and art.

Remi is the Treasurer of Apollo. Remi StevelinkHe is currently a student of the Selective Utrecht Medical Master (SUMMA) programme at Utrecht University. Before starting his degree in Medicine, he finished a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences in Utrecht, and a master’s degree in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. Moreover, during his studies he has been on exchange programmes to Hong Kong and Lausanne. His ambition is to bridge the gap between research and clinical applications, by combining clinical neurology with fundamental neuroscience research. Currently, his main research interest is to study the effects of sleep on structural integrity of the brain. In his spare time, Remi’s main passion is to travel and to see as much of the world as possible.