Dr. Pieter J. Emans finished his PhD in 2007. This work received the Goran Bauer grant of the Nordic Orthopaedic Federation (NOF) and a long lasting grant (LLP 14) of the Dutch Arthritis Society (Reumafonds). The aim his PhD was exploring the possibility to generate cartilage at an ectopical site and repair cartilage defects with this approach. Pieter is a 2010 ICRS Lars Peterson travelling fellow, co-chair of the ICRS registry committee, co-founder of Chondropeptix B.V. and SyCap B.V. Currently he is working as an Orthopaedic surgeon at MaastrichtUMC+ with a focus on knee and shoulder pathology.