The AESIS Network is managed by the office of ScienceWorks, a Dutch company that supports the process of value creation out of scientific research for society. We are pleased to serve at AESIS!


Frank ZwetslootFrank Zwetsloot

The founder of ScienceWorks. With twenty years of experience at Erasmus University and at Science Alliance, you may state rightly that “knowledge transfer” has become the second nature of Frank. In this period he founded almost ten organisations to structure the exchange of scientific knowledge, including the European leading organization on knowledge transfer, ASTP and the network of knowledge regions Technopolicy. At ScienceWorks he developed several measurement systems in order to measure knowledge transfer (Valorisatieranking) and science based regional development.
His motto: “One discovery may create a thousand new realities


Anika Duut van GoorAnika

As General Manager Anika is responsible for expanding the AESIS Network and the organisation of the Impact of Science conference, courses and other events. She has a background in political science research at Leiden University (NL) and event coordination for Médecins du Monde and TEDx. This is reflected in the combination of professionalism and excitement she brings to the job. Her motto: “Tomorrow is too late, yesterday is over. Now is exactly the right time!”

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Tomas van den BroekeTomas van den Broeke

After attaining his master degree in Political Science, Tomas started at the AESIS Network of Scienceworks in August as Project Manager. In this function, he is responsible for the content, communication and administration of several international conferences and courses, such as the AESIS Winter Course. With his philosophical and political background, Tomas strives to organise impactful and insightful projects. His motto: “He who only knows his own side of the case knows little of that”

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Dewi OostdamDewi Oostdam

Since April Dewi has worked as the Office-and Conference Manager at ScienceWorks. Her background is in education, where she worked the last 10 years with a challenging target group. Cultural and Social themes form a huge part of her interests. The coming together of these themes and the diversity of the events, will ensure that she will enjoy this new challenge. Dewi is a hands-on problem solver, leave to her and she will solve it. Her motto: “Where there is a will, there is a way”

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Jean Sebastian Burgos RamosJean Sebastian Burgos Ramos

As a Project Manager within AESIS, Sebastian is responsible for the content, communication and administration of the spring course in Bilbao, Spain. Also, he will be working on the Impact Ranking 2019. He has a background in Plant Biology Science and Business from the University of Leiden. His motto: “Never compare yourself to others, compare yourself to the person you were yesterday”

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Iris Vennis

Iris started mid-January at AESIS as a project manager. The main project she will focus on is the annual ‘Impact of Science’ conference. Besides this, Iris is responsible for daily tasks including communication and administration. She has a background in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies at Leiden University and obtained a master’s degree in Global Health from Maastricht University. Her motto: “When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails”

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Anne van DoornAnne van Doorn

Anne works as a Project Manager at ScienceWorks and AESIS Network from January to June 2019. She is working on the project “Begrijpelijke Ziekenhuiscommunicatie in een Veranderende Maatschappij”, as well as the “Student Research Conference”. Anne has a background in European Studies and aims to specialise in management & organisation, research and/or education. Her motto: “Push your horizons as far as they’ll go”

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Koray TuncKoray Tunc

Koray works as an Assistant Conference Manager at ScienceWorks and AESIS Network. He offers support with the organization of several (inter-) national activities such as congresses, courses and other meetings. Koray has a background in International Bussiness & Management Studies. His motto: “It’s not about what you achieve, but about the choices you make”

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