'I had an interest in modelling and simulation of natural processes such as those in biology. That’s why I chose Computational Science at University of Amsterdam, where a lot of modeling projects are going on especially in the field of biology and biomedical applications. I joined the Virolab project here. It was a big European project, with a lot of international partners. My ambition was to be a PhD student.'
'Doing a PhD is not like your study. You don’t hand in your paper and then you’re finished. No, then you move on to the next experiment, to the next paper. It is always continuing. You know you are doing it for a reason, but sometimes it’s hard to see why you do what you do.'