Guest lecturer at GSMS PhD congres ‘Create your Future, Discover Talent’ Martijn de Groot (1975) is a medical biologist (MSc) with a background in teaching (MEd) and medical science (PhD). After his PhD research he has worked as a researcher, teacher and developer of higher education programs for the University Medical Center Groningen, the Premedical University and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen. He has a special interest in the integration of technology and biology and ambition to bridge the gap between medical sciences and health care education. He is one of the co-founders of the Quantified Self Institute, which was launched in 2012. In his current job as program leader of the Quantified Self Institute he works on the development of personalized science and self-tracking with interest for applied scientific research, higher education and entrepreneurship.