Master of Science, University Leiden, The Netherlands, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Leiden, The Netherlands, 1978.
Scientific assistant Leiden University, 1974-1978. Scientist Philips Forschungslabor, Aachen, Germany, 1978-1980. Group leader Duphar, Weesp, The Netherlands, 1981-1987.
Section leader Solvay Duphar, 1987-1992. Department leader Solvay Pharmaceuticals, 1992-1995, research program manager, since 1995. Assistant professor University Nymegen, The Netherlands, 1987-1997.
Professor University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, since 1997.
Elder Dutch Reformed Church, since 1980. Member Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (chairman since 1996, chairman section medical chemical since 1996), Dutch Forum Technology and Science, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Maria J.W. Van Wynen, January 31, 1975. 3 children.