Peter Bosch was born on the 13th of July in Leeuwarden. After finishing the Stedelijk Gymnasium in Leeuwarden, he started his study in applied physics at the University of Twente in 2002. During his study, of which 8 months were spent abroad, he had a wide interest in quantum physics and optics, while keeping a close eye on the more applied field of biophysics. In 2007, he went on an internship in biophysics to the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada with Prof. Dr. Nils Petersen. Thereafter he chose to do a graduation project in condensed matter physics, and graduated a year later for the university degree.
In the summer of 2009 he chose to start a PhD project that combined biophysical tool development with molecular cell biology. The project focused on the development of tools to utilize in single-molecule tracking microscopy to study the signalling mechanism of plasma membrane resident receptors and the influence of drug molecules thereon. The most important results are presented in his dissertation, which can be downloaded from http://doc.utwente.nl/91327/ .
A post-graduation interview for the MESA+ institute about the project can be viewed on http://www.utwente.nl/mesaplus/scientists/phd/2014/interview-peterbosch/