Post Mark

Professor Post received his PhD in Pulmonary Pharmacology, graduating from the University of Utrecht in 1989. He joined the KNAW Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands before being appointed full-time Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA in 1996. Five years later, he moved with his lab to Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, and was appointed Associate Professor of Medicine and of Physiology. In July 2002, Dr. Post returned to the Netherlands as a Professor of Vascular Physiology at Maastricht University and Professor of Angiogenesis in Tissue Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven. Since January 2004 he has been Chair of Physiology and Vice Dean of Biomedical Technology at Maastricht University. It was there he got involved in a programme investigating “in vitro meat”. Motivated by the potentially high societal impact, he continued research even after the funding had ended in 2010. Renewed funding by a private partner enabled the realisation of a project to create a processed meat product using muscle cells from a cow.