Towards personalized medicine


About us

The Sino-Dutch Centre for Preventive and Personalized Medicine (SD PPM) bridges the different philosophies underlying Western and Chinese medicine, based on scientific biochemical language following a Systems Biology approach.


Enhancing personal health by improving diagnosis, based on the integration of Western and Chinese Medicine concepts.


Systems-based thinking is the paradigm shift for fundamental improvements in health care.


The Executive Committee is responsible for the daily management and its members are:

  • Prof. Dr. Yan Schroen (Chairman)
  • Dr. Eduard van Wijk
  • Dr. Bert Schindler

The Scientific Committee is responsible for design, monitoring and evaluation of the scientific projects. The Scientific Committee consists of the following members:

  • Prof. Dr. J. van der Greef (chairman), University of Leiden and TNO, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. T. Hankemeier, Netherlands Metabolomics Centre (NMC), University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. R van Wijk, emeritus professor Utrecht University/ Meluna Research, The Netherlands
  • Dr Y. Yan, Meluna Research, The Netherlands

One size fits all?


Light in Shaping Life. Biophotons in Biology and Medicine

The production of biological light (ultra-weak photon emission or biophotons) within many types of cells and tissues is characteristic of a living organism. You will begin a journey of discovery about biophotons in relationshipto biological matter and about how such biophotons can be detected utilizing specialized very photon-sensitivetechnologies.


Pill to Person, an interview with Dr. Herman van Wietmarschen

“A single pill to cure every rheumatoid arthritis patient is a dated idea,” explains Herman van Wietmarschen. “People react differently to drugs because their genetic make-up and their life habits aren’t the same. It’s time to figure out to which subgroup patients belong, to get every patient the best drug as soon as possible.”


Tradition Meets Science, an interview with Dr. Koko Wei

Koko Wei is validating Traditional Chinese medicine diagnoses with metabolomics analyses. “There may be value in the combination of both paths.” She has recently finished her PhD research at the Sino-Dutch Centre for Preventive and Personalized Medicine.