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​GUIDE is one of the five research institutes of the University Medical Center Groningen and the University of Groningen (RUG). In GUIDE, multidisciplinary teams, situated at the University Medical Center Groningen and the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP) of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, combine forces, yielding a unique research environment.

Management of GUIDE

The GUIDE management team comprises the scientific director Prof. dr. Dick de Zeeuw and the deputy director Prof. dr. Wim J. Quax. A team of support staff, consisting of two research coordinators and a secretary, supports GUIDE management.
GUIDE is organised in 12 research programmes, which are headed by programme leaders. Programme leaders and GUIDE management meet to discuss research progress and new strategies.


Prof. D. de Zeeuw, MD/PhD

Position: Director
Tel: +31 50 363 31 63


Prof E. Frijlink, PhD

Position: Deputy Director
Tel: +31 50 363 76 60


Peter G. Braun, PhD

Position: Policy Advisor Medical Sciences
Tel: +31 50 363 71 19

Anne J. Lexmond, PhD

Position: Policy Advisor Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tel: +31 50 363 24 81

ms. Mathilde T.L. Pekelaer

Position: Secretary
Tel: +31 50 363 31 63