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Pleuni Hooijman, PhD Marketing and Communications Officer

Pleuni Hooijman obtained her master’s degree in Medical Natural Sciences cum laude and successfully completed her PhD research project at the Department of Physiology at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. She worked as a scientist for a London based genetic testing company that specializes in interpreting DNA, genetic traits, and environmental data genetic testing for consumers. As a creative entrepreneur she is passionate about making complex information understandable and accessible. Pleuni also has a flair for writing, using the experience she gained working at a PR and marketing office. She joined ttopstart as Marketing & Communications Director, combining her background in science, communications skills and creativity to promote ttopstart and communicate about its projects. 

Pleuni combines her role at ttopstart with her sports career as professional longdistance triathlete.

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Pleuni Hooijman, PhD
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