research on the detection of human papilloma virus in cervical (pre)malignant lesions and the development of molecular markers for progression
A. Hopman, PhD
Molecular Cell Biology
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
T: (+31) (0)43 3881358
Anton Hopman studied biochemistry (Nijmegen) and received his PhD at Leiden University in 1986 on basis of a thesis describing the development of 'mercurated nucleic acid probes, a novel technique for hybridocytochemistry'. Followed by a post-doc period at the Department of Pathology at the Radboud University Nijmegen, he joined Maastricht University in 1990 at the Department of Molecular Cell Biology. He pioneered the development of multicolor in situ hybridization methods for brightfield as well as fluorescence microscopy and implementation of interphase cytogenetics in molecular pathology. After his thesis he worked for short periods at the Dutch Brain Institute (Amsterdam, 1996) and the German Cancer Research Center (Heidelberg, Germany, 2000).
Currently he is involved in research on the detection of human papilloma virus in cervical (pre)malignant lesions and the development of molecular markers for progression. Anton Hopman has served a vast array of teaching roles in the medical and biomedical curriculum (e.g. tutor, block coordinator, member of the medical progress test committee and chair of the Educational Committee BioMedical Science).