Flow cytometry, cell cycle (kinetics), apoptosis, curriculum development; progress testing
B. Schutte, PhD
Molecular Cell Biology
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
T: (+31) (0)43 3881363
Bert Schutte, PhD was trained as a chemist specialized in biochemistry at the University of Groningen and graduated in 1981. He received his PhD degree from Maastricht University in 1987 on the thesis 'Cancer Cell Ploidy and Proliferation in Colorectal Cancer'. In 1987 he joined the cluster Genetics and Cell Biology, where he still works as an assistant professor at the department of Molecular Cell Biology. His main research interest is cell cycle regulation and apoptosis.
Bert Schutte is (co)author of many frequently cited papers on the use of archival material for flow cytometric DNA analysis, the use of the thymidine analogue BrdU for the study of cell kinetics, the application of Annexin V and the M30 CytoDeath markers in the study of apoptosis. After a carreer switch the main focus of attention is on (medical) education. Bert Schutte is still involved in studies of cell kinetics and cell turnover of marine sponges.
During his carreer in Maastricht he has performed and still is performing many roles in teaching at different (bio-)medical curricula (Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, University College Maastricht), including blockcoordinator, mentor, tutor, remedial teacher and lecturer. In 2012 Bert Schutte finished the master course in Health Professions Education at Maastricht University. Currently he is chairman of the local Progress Test Committee.