Andries van der Meer has a Master's degree in Medical Biology from the University of Groningen, and he received his Ph.D. in 2010 on the thesis 'Microfluidic Technology in Vascular Research: The Endothelial Response to Shear Stress', carried out under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan Feijen and Prof. Dr. István Vermes of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Twente.
Between 2010 and 2012, Dr. Van der Meer trained as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Twente in the group of Prof. Dr. Albert van den Berg, where he developed microfluidic technology to study thrombosis, blood vessel morphology and blood-brain barrier function in vitro. Between 2013 and 2015, he was affiliated with Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering of Harvard University, where he worked as a Senior Research Fellow in the group of Prof. Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D, focusing on integration of functional blood vessels in organs-on-chips.
In 2015, Dr. Van der Meer joined the University of Twente as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the department of Applied Stem Cell Technologies. His research focuses on microfluidics, stem cell technology and vascular biology.