Esther van Straten, PhD

Esther van Straten, PhD


Phone number
088 495 20 00


Esther started working at Hezelburcht in 2013 and has been managing consultant of the Life Sciences, Health and Food team since 2018. She has a background in Nutrition and Health (MSc Wageningen University) and Medical Sciences (PhD Rijksuniversiteit Groningen). After her PhD she worked as project manager and grant advisor at the Department of Medical Oncology of the University Medical Centre Groningen for several years. After gaining this experience it was a logical step for her to start at Hezelburcht, where she specialised in supporting large European grants. As managing consultant she is responsible for internal knowledge sharing and external business development of the Life Science, Health and Food team.

I enjoy talking to many different kinds of parties, ranging from academic researchers to multinationals, about their ground-breaking ideas. My role at Hezelburcht enables me to support people in the life sciences, health and food field to bring these ideas a step closer to reality.

Working at Hezelburcht

Since December 2013


  • Medical Sciences (PhD) | University Medical Center Groningen
    Department of Pediactric Research, Laboratory of Liver, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases
  • Human Nutrition and Health (MSc) | Wageningen University
    Specialisation in Physiology and Nutrigenomics


Life Sciences, Health & Food


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