Bastiaan graduated as laboratory technician with a specialization in Microbiology in 2005 at the Zadkine college in Rotterdam. Before joining the Samsom lab, Bastiaan has worked as research technician for the department of Reconstructive surgery at the ErasmusMC. In this 12 year period, Bastiaan has been involved in different research topics ranging from wound-healing, decubitus, diabetic ulcers, psoriasis as well as nerve regeneration. His field of expertise has been immuno-histochemistry and organ on a chip development in collaboration with the Technical University-Delft. Over the years, Bastiaan has trained multiple master/PhD students and post-docs. In 2019, he joined the Samsom lab, where he is part of the multidisciplinary team responsible for all patient related laboratory work involving a wide variety of laboratory techniques.