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dr. H.J. Woerdenbag

Deputy Director Bachelor Pharmacy / Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy
dr. H.J. Woerdenbag

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Name: H.J. (Herman) Woerdenbag

Place of birth: Dordrecht

Date of birth: 26 August 1958

Nationality: Dutch


Educational record


University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).

Certificate obtained on 1 April 2012 from the University Centre for Learning and Teaching (UOCG), University of Groningen. 

1985 - 1988:

PhD study at the Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Groningen.

Doctor degree (PhD) in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, obtained on 16 December 1988.

Title thesis: A fundamen­tal study on the cytosta­tic action of sesquiterpe­ne lactones from Eupatorium cannabi­num L. Thesis supervisor: prof.dr. Th.M. Malingré.

1976 - 1984:

Study Pharmacy at the University of Groningen.

‘Kandidaats’ degree (comparable to the current bachelor degree (BSc)) in Pharmacy obtained on 24 April 1979.

‘Doctoraal’ degree (comparable to the current master degree (MSc)) in Pharmacy obtained on 13 October 1983. Undergraduate research project (specialization in pharmacognosy): Constituents from the volitale oil of Valerianae radix - Some pharmacological aspects. Recipient (1985) of the Hegnauer prize from the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Geneeskruidenonderzoek.

PharmD degree (‘Apotheker’) obtained on 20 December 1984.

1970 - 1976:

Secondary school (Johan de Witt Gymnasium, Dordrecht).


Employment record

09/2017 - present:

Deputy director bachelor programme Pharmacy, Undergraduate School of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen.

06/2008 - present:

Lecturer, University of Groningen, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy.

06/1998 - 08/2011:

Policy advisor for research (scientific coordinator), Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP), University of Groningen.

06/2003 - 05/2008:

Policy advisor for education, School of Life Sciences / Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Groningen.

03/2002 - 05/2003:

Scientific coordinator, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Groningen.

09/1997 - 05/1998:

Coordinator, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB), University of Groningen.

01/1989 - 08/1997:

Post-doc researcher and lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, University Centre for Pharmacy, University of Groningen.

01/1985 - 12/1988:

PhD student, Department of Pharmacognosy, University Centre for Pharmacy, University of Groningen.

1981 - 1983:

Student-assistant, Department of Pharmacognosy, University Centre for Pharmacy, University of Groningen.


Teacher of the Year Pharmacy: 2017 (bachelor), 2016 (master), 2014, 2012, 2009.

Faculty Teaching Award 2015.

Last modified:09 September 2017 1.42 p.m.

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