Towards personalized medicine



  • ABRC seminar, Taipei, Taiwan. March 31, 2014. “A systems biology view on Health and Disease, integrating Western and Chinese perspectives”
  • Symposium 10 april 2014 Gezondheid(szorg) toekomstbehendig “Systeemdenken over Veerkracht en Vitaliteit” , Maastricht
  • May 8, 2014, PhenFlex Workshop: Innovation in nutrition & health arena: the concept of Phenotypic Flexibility as measure of health. “Resilience: a vital capability for natural systems’”
  • May 17th 2014, NVVM, “Systems biology”
  • September 11, 2014. TNO symposium. Een systemische blik vanuit de natuur op Veerkracht en Vitaliteit”
  • September 20, 2014 “(Eco)systeemdenken in de gezondheidszorg”. Symposium Academy of Integrative Medicine, Driebergen, The Netherlands
  • November 28, SURON symposium “Praktische toepassingen van de systeembiologie” Systeembiologie – een brug van west naar oost
  • December 2, 2014. University of Zurich. Switzerland. “Bridging Systems Biology and Chinese Medicine”
  • December 15, 2014. SB@NL2014 symposium. Maastricht. ‘Systems and personalised medicine’
  • Van Wijk, E., Ultra-weak photon emission and metabolomics in diagnosing pre-diabetes 19 – 20 April 2013: Certosa di Pontignano, University of Siena, Italy
  • Van Wijk, E., Ultra-weak photon emission as non-invasive system diagnostic tool: A proof of principle for personalized medicine. Ultra-weak Photon Emission From Living Systems. 21st - 23rd June 2013, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Herman van Wietmarschen, Yan Schroën, Whole systems assessment of resilience, NATO RTG panel
  • Van Wietmarschen, Phenotypic flexibility and health space, 22 jan 2013, CERP meeting, Washington DC, US
  • Van der Greef, Systems biology, health and resilience, 22 jan 2013, CERP meeting, Washington DC, US
  • Van Wietmarschen, Speaking of urine, DIY urine measurement workshop, AquaVita, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Van Wietmarschen, Systems biology of stress and optimal health, august 2013, ISPNE conference, Leiden
  • Herman van Wietmarschen, lecture at GP-TCM conference, April 2012
  • Herman van Wietmarschen, lecture at Nederlandse Vereniging voor Fytotherapie (NVF), 15 June 2012
  • Herman van Wietmarschen, lecture at NATO workshop, Oktober 2012
  • Herman van Wietmarschen, invited speaker at systems and network biology and TCM, September 2012
  • Herman van Wietmarschen, lecture at American Psychosomatic Society conference, March 2012
  • Felix Scholkmann, Everine van de Kraats 27th International Workshop on Ultra-weak Photon Emission of Biological Systems
  • Van Wijk, E., Combining ultra-weak photon emission with biochemical parameters having a direct link to REDOX processes in a collagen induced arthritis animal model, in Tohoku Institute of Technology March 6, 2012: Sendai, Japan.
  • Van Wijk, E., Ultra-weak photon emission and system organization, in The 6th Ultraweak Photon Emission Workshop May 4-5, 2012: University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France.
  • Van Wijk, E. and R. van Wijk, History of photon research, potential of photon research, biological basis of photons, what is happening worldwide in photon research, in Personal Wellness Workshop 2012: Zeist, The Netherlands.
  • Van Wijk, E., Biophotonics as diagnostic tool in Health and Disease, in RTG 195 NATO MEETING October 8 – 10 October 2012: TNO, Zeist.
  • Van Wijk, E., Ultra-weak photon emission and system organization, in The 7th Workshop on Ultraweak Photon Emission of Biological Systems October 4-5, 2012: University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Van Wijk, E., Ultra-weak photon emission from organisms October 6-7, 2012: Pharmazentrum der Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Van Wijk, E., Ultra-weak photon emission and system organisation November 5, 2012: Shandong Academy of Medical Science, Jinan, China.
  • Systems biology, the bridge between Chinese and Western medicine. Hangzhou Medical University, Hangzhou, China October 15, 2010
  • Lost in Translation? Systems Science, New Insights for Translational Efficacy and Safety Development. Lezing Figon Geneesmiddelendagen. Frontiers in Drug Development – Doing it Without Animal Testing”, Lunteren, October 4, 2010
  • Keynote lecture for 7th world Congress of Chinese Medicine 2010, October 1 and 2, The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Systems science, the bridge between Chinese and Western medicine, 7th World Congress of Chinese Medicine (WCCM) to be held on 1-2 October 2010 at the World Forum Convention Centre in The Hague and published in NAAV Nederlandse Artsen Acupuncturisten Vereniging 33e jaargang, nr. 1 (oktober 2010).
  • A systems view on biology: organized complexity. Lecture at invitational conference, Impulsen voor een toekomstige gezondheidszorg, Triodos Bank t.g.v.Bernard Lievegoed Fonds, Zeist, September 10, 2010.
  • A systems perspective on Personalized medicine: broadening the scope of diagnosis and revisiting herbal medicine. Invited Speaker. Keynote lecture for Metabolomic Conference, RAI, Amsterdam 27 June – 1 July 2010.
  • Systems science, the bridge between Chinese and Western medicine. Invited speaker. Metabolomics Conference, Rai Amsterdam, June 27th – July 1st 2010
  • Gezondheid op maat, een wetenschappelijke verkenning vanuit de systeembiologie. Lezing bij MENZIS, Groningen, June 22, 2010
  • One size fits all? Lecture at the Opening Sino-Dutch Centre for Preventive and Personalized Medicine. Leiden, May 27, 2010
  • Systeembiologie: een nieuwe aanpak voor phenotypering en ontwikkeling van geindividualiseerde behandeling. Lecture at UMC, Utrecht, May 26th 2010.
  • Systeembiologie: de motor voor genezen op maat, lezing gehouden op Symposium Lectoraat Antroposofische Gezondheidszorg. 18 december 2009, Leiden.
  • Systems science, the bridge between Chinese and Western medicine. Lecture at International Symposium “Modernization of TCM” in Graz, Austria, May 14th – 16th 2009.
  • The Sino-Dutch center for preventive and personalized Medicine : co-creation of the medicine of the future, lecture at ABS, Leiden, March 19, 2009
  • Systems biology, the unifying bridge between Western and Chinese Medicine, lecture at School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, March 16-17 2009
  • An explorative expedition into the future of Personalized Health. Kick-off meeting NMC, 10 December 2008.
  • Systems biology in the modernization of TCM, CPA Inward Mission, TCM Symposium, The Hague, November 25, 2008.
  • Quality of Life, an integrated future of Medicine and Nutrition research : challenges for LC/MS technology, 25th Montreux Symposium on LC/MS and Short Courses , 11 – 14 November 2008.
  • Systeembiologie, een nieuwe basis voor diagnose en interventie, ESN Najaarssymposium, 9 oktober 2008.
  • The art and practice of Systems Biology in Medicine : LCMS as core technology; Analytica, 1-4 April, 2008, München, Duitsland. Invited speaker .
  • Verbinding, de sleutel in levenswetenschappen en innovatie. Dag van de Groei, 20 maart 2008, Woubrugge, Nederland.
  • Systems thinking, connectivity and the future of Medicine, Kékulé Symposium, 18 maart 2008, Universiteit van Antwerpen, Wilrijk, Belgié. Invited speaker.
  • Systems biology, the opportunities and challenges in Personal Health and Medine, 26 February, 2008, Moscow, Rusland
  • System biology: a paradigm shift towards modernization and globalization of chinese medicine. International Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference for Cooperation in Science and Technology, 28-29 November, Beijing, China. Invited speaker.
  • The art and practice of Systems Biology in Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 15 november 2007, invited speaker
  • Preventive and Personalized Health: The Future of Health Care; Seminar, Dalian, China, 10 July 2007, invited speaker.
  • Systems Biology: Modernization and Globalization of Chinese Medicine; Sino-European Conference on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), International Cooperation and Perspective in Science and Technology, Rome, Italy, 27-29 June 2007. Invited Speaker.
  • The Art and Practice of Systems Biology in Medicine; 31st International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Seperations and Related Techniques, International Convention Centre, Ghent, Belgium,17-21 June 2007, Invited speaker
  • Systems Biology & Personalized Health. Bekhterev Institute, St. Petersburg, May 30, 2007, Russia
  • Systems Biology & Personalized Health. Pavlov Institute, St. Petersburg, May 29, 2007, Russia
  • Systeembiologie, Chinese Geneeskunde en de toekomst van Gezondheidszorg. Congres Integrale Psychiatrie, May 9, 2007, Groningen
  • Samenwerking tussen biologische systemen. Lustrumcongres ABB, April 13, 2007, Utrecht
  • Van reductionisme naar Systeemdenken: visie op actuele ontwikkeling in de geneeskunde. Minisympsoium Bolk instituut, February 18, 2007, Driebergen
  • Systems Biology: Modernization and Globalization of Chinese Medicine. DSM seminar, February 16, 2007, Basel, Switzerland
  • The impact of Systems Biology in Life Sciences. Meeting Japanese Bioinformatics Consortium group, January 19, 2007, Zeist

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.