Dr. Anja van de Stolpe

Philips Research Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Dr. Anja van de Stolpe is Medical Scientific Advisor and Research Fellow (Senior Director level) at Philips Research. She is by background a registered clinical internist specialized in hematology with 10 years of experience in clinical internal medicine and hemato-oncology / blood coagulation in academic and peripheral hospital settings. A current research interest is innovative molecular diagnostics, especially related to oncology.


She is scientifically involved in multiple translational research projects within Philips Research, ranging from circulating tumour cells to sequencing and array-based diagnostics, and oncogenic pathway modelling. She is also actively involved in Business Development, for which she received the Philips Research Entrepreneurs Award. She is cofounder and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the stem cell company Pluriomics; and a co-founder of the European School for Science Education (ESSE) for post-academic education of medical specialists.


As a postdoc she spent two years at Stanford University (nephrology research), followed by a faculty position in Rochester School of Dentistry and Medicine. She was registered as clinical internist in 1989, specialized in hematology/coagulation at the Academic Hospital Nijmegen, and acquired extensive skills in cell (intracellular signalling) and molecular biology (transcription regulation), and stem cell technology (HESC), at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, where she obtained her PhD degree in 1996. She joined Philips in 2006.

She has over 20 publications in peer reviewed journals, including Am. J. Phys. and J. Cell Biology, received several awards and is co-author of two books on stem cells and stem cell technologies.