Gerjo van Osch (1967) studied medical biology at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and received her PhD in 1994 at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on animal models for osteoarthritis. She is currently appointed as full professor at the Erasmus MC, University Medical Center in Rotterdam the Netherlands where she is leading a research line on Connective Tissue Regeneration with a group of approx. 12 people that is part of the departments of Orthopaedics and Otorhinolaryngology (www.erasmusmc.nl/orthopaedie/research/labor/CTCRgroup).
Gerjo van Osch has been working in the field of cartilage since 1990. She is co-author on approximately 120 international peer-reviewed publications. She has been active in various committees of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), is presently vice chair of the European Science Foundation network on Regenerative Medicine (REMEDIC), associate editor of Cartilage and editorial board member of Tissue Engineering and Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative medicine. She served as council member of the European chapter of the TERMIS, and chaired the TERMIS-EU meeting in Rotterdam in 2006 and the ICRS basic lab skills course in 2008.