Founding Fathers & Health Partners

CORPUS is supported by various carefully selected Founding Fathers & Health Partners: all offer knowledge that is directly related to the pillars of CORPUS. In addition, through the exhibits, the partners offer visitors to CORPUS the opportunity to convey their acquired knowledge about the human body, in an interactive manner. At the bottom of the page, you can read more about partners who have also played an important role in the creation of CORPUS: the Medical Advisory Board and the Advisory Board.

Medical advisory board

During its establishment, CORPUS worked closely with a Medical Advisory Board of renowned medical specialists and nutritionists. The Medical Advisory Board was appointed to guarantee the accuracy of the medical aspects of CORPUS 'journey through the human body'.

Orthopaedics, knees, lower back

  • Prof. Dr. J.W. van der Eijken, emeritus professor, affiliated with Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Amsterdam
  • Dr. C.J.T.E.M. Plasmans; formerly with Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Amsterdam, now orthopaedic medical expert for DC Absenteeism diagnostics and DC Expertise Centre

Bone marrow and blood factory

  • Prof. Dr. B. Löwenberg; Head, Department of Haematology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam
  • Dr R.E. Ploemacher †2016; Department of Haematology Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam


  • Dr. M.A.H.M. Wiegerinck; gynaecologist, formerly with Maxima Medisch Centrum, Veldhoven, now consultant Healthcare Innovation Wiegerinck Consultancy BV

Stomach, intestines and liver

  • Dr. J.A.J.M. Taminiau; paediatric gastroenterologist, previously attached to Emma Children's Hospital/AMC in Amsterdam, now consultant to Paediatric Gastroenterology UZA in Antwerp
  • Dr. J.F.W.M. Bartelsman: Gasteroenterologist then affiliated with the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam.

Kidneys and prostate

  • Dr. C.H.M. Rikken; Urologist at Bronovo Hospital in The Hague.


  • Dr. S.E. Overbeek; Lung specialist then attached to Erasmus MC, Rotterdam


  • Dr. F.J. Meijboom; Cardiologist, previously affiliated with Wilhelmina Children's Hospital in Utrecht, now working at UMC in Utrecht

Mouth and teeth

  • Prof. Dr. M.A.J. Eijkman: emeritus professor of Social Dentistry, ACTA, Amsterdam

Throat, nose and ears

  • K. Wiggers; N.O. doctor, Bronovo Hospital, The Hague


  • Prof. Dr. M.P. Mourits; ophthalmologist; Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam


  • Prof. Dr. D.F. Swaab; Director Brain Bank / Director Netherlands Institute for Brain Research
  • Prof. Dr. C.A.F. Tulleken; professor emeritus of neurosurgery, affiliated with the Utrecht University Medical Centre


  • Prof. Dr. G.J.B. van Ommen; Head of the Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Centre
  • Dr. A.H.J.T. Vriends; Clinical geneticist then affiliated with the Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden


  • Prof. Dr. C. de Graaf; Special Professor of Eating Behaviour, Department of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • Prof. Dr. H.J. Wichers; Associate Professor of Immune Modulation by Food, Departments of Food Chemistry and Cell Biology and Immunology, Wageningen University and Research Centre

Medical advisor

  • Prof. Dr. P.A. Voûte †2008; Professor of Paediatric Oncology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam

Advisory Board

At the time of its foundation, CORPUS was supported by a broad group of renowned advisors:

  • Dr. A.A. Dijkhuizen, then Chairman of the Board of Wageningen University and Research Centre
  •  J.I.M. de Goeij, Administrative Advisor Oude Gracht Groep Amsterdam/Wateringen, Former Director-General of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
  • Prof. Dr. J.G.A.J. Hautvast, Nutritionist
  • F. I. M. Houterman; Advisor
  • Prof. Dr. J.A. Knottnerus, University of Maastricht
  • Mr. A.A. Loudon, former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Akzo Nobel nv
  • Professor Dr. B. Löwenberg, Head of the Department of Haematology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam
  • M.G.N. van Overbeek, then Ambassador Wageningen University.
  • Mr. L.R.J. van Rappard, Managing Partner CVC Capital Partners Nederland
  • J.J.N. Rost Onnes, former Board Member, ABN AMRO
  • H. Wiegel, then Chairman of the Health Insurers' Association of the Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. R.A.H. van der Meer, Board CORPUS Foundation
  • H.J. Smid, director of ZonMw
  • Prof. Dr. P.A. Voûte †2008; Board CORPUS Foundation, Medical Advisor

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