Nina de Gruijter

Nina de Gruijter

Nina is a SUMMA (Selective Utrecht Medical Master) student who started in 2015. Before SUMMA, she studied pre-medical science at University College Utrecht, for which she spent one semester at the University of California in Berkeley. There, taking multiple courses on drugs and plant medications, she developed a great interest in both toxicology and holistic medicine. Nina likes to discuss controversial topics in the setting of modern medicine, such as plant medication or the role of diet and the gut microbiome in health. Nina believes medicine should be about general well-being, and aspires to become a respectful doctor combining modern medicine with research in less prevailing methods and yet unexplored areas of medical care.

Nina is member since 2015.

Remi Stevelink

Remi Stevelink

Remi is the Treasurer of Apollo. He 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.

Remi is member since 2014.

Gautam Kok

Gautam Kok

After 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. He aims to become a translational scientist and a medical doctor, his fields of interest are traumasurgery and pediatrics. In his spare time, Gautam loves traveling and exploring new cultures, cooking and dining and to play (and win) board games.

Gautam is member since 2014.

Dionne

Dionne Dubelaar

Dionne (BSc) started studying Medicine at Utrecht University in 2012, currently fully enjoying her life as a medical intern during her Master’s. Over the past years, she has developed an above average interest in those specialties concerning threatened vital functions (emergency medicine, intensive care medicine, anesthesiology), as well as in technical applications in the medical field. However, her heart evidently lies in the OR, hoping to become a talented surgeon one day. During her Bachelor’s she participated in the faculty-bound Honours programme, analyzing surgical outcomes of congenital heart defects. Now in her Master’s, she continued with the Master’s Honours programme, performing research on minimally invasive esophagectomies. She participates in many extracurricular activities, ranging from being an assisting teacher at the dissection lab and an active member of education participation councils to a teddy bear doctor in the children’s hospital (her absolute favorite). She loves meeting inspiring people from various backgrounds and having animated discussions, often having a well-thought-out opinion ready but more than willing to adapt after hearing solid counter arguments. This encouraged her to become a member of the Apollo Society Utrecht in 2016. In her free time, she loves to sail (catamaran in particular) and playing the piano and double bass.

Dionne is member since 2016.

Alexander Hulsbergen

Alexander Hulsbergen

Alexander Hulsbergen is 20 jaar en vierdejaars geneeskundestudent. Zijn medische interesses zijn neurologie en neurochirurgie. In de bachelor deed hij in het honoursprogramma van geneeskunde onderzoek naar ALS, en op dit moment is hij bezig met onderzoek naar defensieve geneeskunde in Nederland. Hij heeft ook het Descartes programma gevolgd waarbij de focus ligt op verbreding over alle takken van wetenschap. Alexander vindt het belangrijk en leuk het raakvlak te vinden tussen geneeskunde en andere academische disciplines, evenals het raakvlak met politiek en maatschappij.

Alexander is member since 2016.

Suzan Dijkstra

Suzan Dijkstra

Suzan started studying medicine at the University of Utrecht in 2013. She received her Bachelor’s degree with Cum Laude qualification. Recently, she started her master, as well as the Master Honours Program, where she researches the impact of centralization of pediatric neuroblastoma care. Her medical interest lies in the field of internal medicine. She enjoys preparing high school students for their finals in physics as a side job. During her free time she likes to travel, dive and read.

Suzan is member since 2016.