Assoc. Professor Dr. Cees Vermeer (born December 14, 1946), studied biochemistry at the University of Leiden, where he defended in 1973 his thesis entitled "The role of the initiation factor IF3 in the initiation of protein synthesis in Escherichia coli".
Since 1988 Assoc. Professor DR.
Dr. Vermeer belongs to the world’s top-2½ % of scientists, received an Honorary Doctorate (in 2001) at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj Napoca, Romania, is a Visiting Professor at the American University and has been a temporary advisor of the World Health Organization.
Dr. Vermeer’s current research activities include molecular biology, biochemistry, animal and human nutrition, pharmacology, and clinical trials in arteriosclerosis and osteoporosis.