Jeroen den Hertog studied chemistry at Utrecht University (1983-1988). He received his PhD from Utrecht University in 1992, based on work done at the Hubrecht Institute, supervised by Wiebe Kruijer and Siegfried de Laat. He was awarded a fellowship from the Dutch Cancer Society (Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds) and did a postdoctoral with Tony Hunter at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA from 1992-1994. In 1994 he became project leader at the Hubrecht Institute and in 1997 group leader. While maintaining his position as a group leader, he was appointed deputy director research at the Hubrecht Institute and professor of Molecular Developmental Zoology at the University of Leiden in 2008. He has received several grants from the Dutch Cancer Society (Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/ALW) and Netherlands Proteomics Centre (NPC). He was involved in a European Research Training Network (FP5) and in a Marie Curie Research Training Network.
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