Gerben obtained an MSc degree in Physics and an MA degree in History at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. After his studies, he worked as a scientific programmer, mostly focussing on digital image processing, at the Radiotherapy department of the Academisch Medisch Centrum in Amsterdam. He went on to study for a PhD degree in Medical Physics at the same institution, working on a model implementing computational fluid dynamics in the context of the simulation and optimization of hyperthermia treatments. Gerben joined De Vries & Metman and started his Dutch patent attorney training in 2018. Gerben’s field of expertise includes physics, medical technologies, and ICT.