Koen Merkus

Background

  • Studied applied physics (MSc, cum laude) at Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Completed an internship in a biophysics lab at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Researched the development of a new type of biosensor

Complex puzzles, concrete results

"While in school studying applied physics I noticed that I enjoy thinking up solutions for complex fundamental problems and that I find working on projects with a medical component really motivating. I am fascinated by healthcare because it improves the lives of so many people, yet its organization is rarely ever simple. At Gupta I can puzzle out complex problems and, at the same time, work towards a concrete, relevant goal: improving healthcare."

Smart, helpful team

"As part of the Gupta team, you are surrounded by incredibly smart, friendly colleagues. In addition, the small scale of the company ensures that everyone gets to know each other well and that the atmosphere is congenial. Consultants handle nearly everything in the company themselves, which makes for a really entrepreneurial atmosphere, and people help each other however they can."