Alex Hoogkamer obtained a bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Applied Sciences in Leiden. After graduating he joined the group of Prof. Monique den Boer at the Erasmus MC as a bioinformatician in 2014 and started at the Princess Máxima Center in 2018 when her group moved to the new center.
As a bioinformatician he uses the increasing amounts of computing resources to analyze large amounts of data which are generated by wet lab researchers in the group of Den Boer. His research focuses on using this data to find DNA and mRNA changes and link them to how patients react to treatment which in turn can help us better treat our patients. In addition, he uses many different digital analysis techniques such as clustering, linear models and machine learning to try and find new ways of combatting leukemia.