Peter Riegman

Peter graduated in biology at the University of Leiden in 1986. His doctoral training was completed at Erasmus MC (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) supervised by Professor J. Trapman and Professor D. Bootsma. His thesis was entitled: "Cloning and Characterization of Prostate-Specific Antigen" which was defended successfully in 1992.
As a postdoc he worked on two projects subsidized by the Dutch Cancer Society. The first 1992-1997 under supervision of Dr. E. Zwarthoff "Towards a mouse model for meningioma and neurofibromatosis type 2". The second 1997-2001 under supervision of Dr. H van Dekken "Early detection of neoplastic progression in Barrett's Esophagus".
From 2001 he became Tissue Resource Manager of the "Erasmus MC Tissue Bank", which is part of the "Molecular Diagnostics" unit at the Dept. of Pathology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam. From this position he also became in 2002 coordinator of the OECI-TuBaFrost project, funded for three years by the 5th framework of the European Commission. In 2005 he was appointed as chair of the EORTC Tissue Bank Steering Group for three years and in 2006 as chair OECI Pathobiology working group. In 2008 he was elected ISBER to become ISBER 2009 – 2010 President. During formation in 2010 of the future ISBER European chapter (ESBB) he was elected vice president of ESBB. In 2011 he became member of the P3G ISC.
He is active participant in several European projects on the subject of biobanking: EuroBoNeT, BBMRI, SPIDIA and EurocanPlatform.