Thomas is interested in the societal consequences of new technological developments in healthcare. He is also more broadly interested in the application of science, technology and innovation in the health sector. At the Rathenau Institute he is among other things involved in a project about epigenetic engineering.
Education and career:
Thomas studied Media and Culture in Utrecht, and completed a master’s program in European Studies on Society, Science and Technology in Maastricht with cum laude. For his master thesis he investigated how scientists write about risks and shortcomings of the gene editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9.
After his studies he has gained experience as a student nurse in a nursing home and in a psychiatric nursing home. He has also worked as a Wmo-consultant for a municipality.