Prof. A. van de Wiel
Prof. dr. Albert van de Wiel has been a senior consultant in Internal Medicine for more than 30 years at the Meander Medical Center, Amersfoort, The Netherlands with metabolism and endocrinology as the main fields of interest. He is now associated to the hospital as a consultant, initiator and member of the board of advice for clinical research studies. He is the initiator of the national “Healthy Bones” program, a new health care system to reduce the risk of fractures in the elderly by improving the care for patients with osteoporosis.
In close collaboration with the Radiation Science Technology (RST) department of the faculty of Applied Sciences of the TU Delft, he introduced double labeling techniques to study survival of red blood cells and blood platelets using different radioactive isotopes of the same element. As holder of the chair “Clinical Medicine and Isotopes for Health” he is trying to build a bridge between the scientists of the RST department and clinical researchers interested in the application of radionuclides and enriched stable isotopes. Furthermore he investigates the potentials of instrumental neutron activation analysis in the multi-element analysis of human materials.
He is the co-author of more than a hundred scientific papers, the author of various books, reviewer for a number of journals, and columnist. In 1994 he received the Johan Harmen Franken van Brunswijk price.