Ingrid de Visser – Kamerling (1975) graduated in Medical Biology from Leiden University in 1998. She subsequently worked at the Centre for Human Drug Research as project leader and PhD student. She obtained a PhD degree from Leiden University (2003) and became registered clinical pharmacologist (2005). From 2004 – 2007 she worked as policy coordinator at the research department of the Netherlands Heart Foundation. In 2007 she returned at CHDR as interim manager of education until 2008. From 2008 onwards she holds a position of senior clinical scientist in the field of immunology and cardiovascular research. She is also the secretary of CHDR’s Scientific Advisory Board.