Richard Pouw graduated in the MSc Medical Biology in 2012 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He did his PhD studies from 2012-2016 in the group of Prof. Taco W. Kuijpers at the Department of Pediatric Immunology, Oncology and Infectious diseases at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, and the group of Dr. Diana Wouters at the Department of Immunopathology of Sanquin Research in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He worked on the human complement regulator factor H and its related proteins in the context of complement regulation on human cells and complement evasion by bacteria, with special interest in Neisseria meningitidis. He will defend his thesis in 2018. From September 2016 till October 2017 he worked as junior post-doc on FH potentiating antibodies at the Department of Immunopathlogy at Sanquin Research. In December 2017 he joined the Molecular Pharmacy group of Prof. Daniel Ricklin as post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Basel.