About us


Dr. Eric van der Veer (CSO & founder) joined the Nephrology department of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) as Post-doc fellow in 2007. During his extensive research period (2007-2015) he focused mainly on RNA-based therapies for kidney targets. Due to his many successful publications, he was asked to become Assistant Professor at Leiden University.

In October 2015, he learned about the devastating clinical complications that the kidney virus (BK-virus) can cause. He connected the dots between the characteristics of antisense oligonucleotides (target-specificity & kidney accumulation) & BK-virus and started Hybridize Therapeutics.

In September 2019, Dr. Eric van der Veer decided to create a spin-off and officially found Hybridize Therapeutics. Currently, Hybridize Therapeutics is in the pre-clinical phase for a therapy against BK-virus and in the early pre-clinical phase for a therapy against JC-virus.


Our Team

Eline Vrijland


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Dr. Eric van der Veer

CSO & Founder

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Bianca Matthee


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Alexander Mentink

Business strategy

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Scientific co-founders

Prof. Dr. Anton Jan van Zonneveld

Laboratory Director (LUMC)

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Jurriën Prins

Laboratory Supervisor (LUMC)

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Strategic Advisory Board

Onno van der Stolpe

CEO Galapagos

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Dr. John Maraganore

CEO Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

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MD James Shannon

Ex-CMO GlaxoSmithKline

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MD Michael Hodges

Drug Development advisor

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Dr. Dinko Valerio

Founder Crucell

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Daniel de Boer


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Dr. Andre Hoekema

CBO Galapagos

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Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Annemieke Aartsma-Rus

Professor Human Genetics, LUMC

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Dr. Mariet Feltkamp

Associate Professor, LUMC

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Dr. Gerard Platenburg


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Prof. Dr. Volker Nickeleit

University of North Carolina

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Dr. Troels Koch

ex-CTO, Santaris/Roche

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Prof. Dr. Jaap Jan Boelens

Chief HSCT Memorial Sloan Kettering

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Dr. Ben Laskin

Assistant Prof. Pediatrics Univ. of Pennsylvania

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Network and industry expertise of Hybridize Therapeutics

We leverage our extensive network of partners that are leaders in their respective fields.

Patient associations

Health Care Collaborations

Regulatory Support


Our large clinical network and access to key opinion leaders includes different Nephrology research expert centers worldwide, among which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), Hannover Medical Center in Germany and the Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam) and University of Groningen Medical Center (UMCG) in the Netherlands.