The board of GRIN

Samuël Nelemans


I am a second-year PhD student in a three-year track at the Faculty of Economics and Business, specializing in the econometrics of financial markets. As chair of GRIN, I facilitate the board in their work fighting for the rights of all PhD students at the University of Groningen, and maintain contact with the Groningen Graduate School and PNN.

Simon van der Pol

Simon van der Pol


I am a PhD candidate at the UMCG in the field of health economics and also a member of the University Council. Within GRIN, I act as secretary, with a special focus on PhD regulations within the university.

Taichi Ochi


I am a PhD candidate at the GRIP – PTEE, focusing on the field of pharmacogenomics and the Treasurer (Penningemeester) for GRIN, overseeing the financial administration of the board. Outside of research, I am part of the GSSE PhD Council and coordinate Pint of Science for the Netherlands.

Alexine de Wit


I am a PhD candidate in Molecular Immunology at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. As council support officer, I focus on formalizing and strengthening the role of PhD councils in their mission to represent the interests of PhD students in our university.

Interested in joining the board?

We are always looking for new members, please don’t hesitate to contact us!