Inspirational inaugural speech by Leendert Trouw

On the 2nd of February 2024, Prof. Dr. Leendert Trouw gave his inaugural speech by which he formally accepted his chair in Complement Biology and Therapy. In the inaugural speech, entitled in Dutch “Op de juiste plaats en op het juiste moment” which translates to “on the right place and on the right moment” he provided an overview of the field and his vision on how to move forward.

            Inspirational inaugural speech by Leendert Trouw

In addition, the current high standard of the university education in the Leiden University Medical Center was discussed, as well as the push to maintain a good educational system in the Netherlands from primary school until University. In a full Academy Building Prof. Trouw enthusiastically explained his efforts to set up the Complement Center Leiden, as a hub for LUMC-based fundamental, translational and clinical work focused on complement.

The speech was uniformly deemed inspirational and left the exceptionally large audience of colleagues, students, friends and family in a very enthusiastic and energetic mood. A true testimony to the many contributions of Prof. Trouw in teaching, research and the organization thereof within and outside of Leiden University.

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