Dr. ir. Jurriaan H. de Groot

Senior Researcher

Area(s) of interest

  • Innovation of diagnostics and treatment (Central neurological & Neuromuscular diseases, Shoulder pathology)
  • Head of Laboratory for Kinematics & Neuromechanics (LK&N)
  • Teaching and Track coordination Technical Medicine


Jurriaan de Groot is assistant professor at the the department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Research and Innovation)

He received his M.Sc. degree (1988) in Biology from the Wageningen University and his Ph.D. degree (1997) in Biomechanical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology where he defended his thesis ‘The Shoulder, A kinematic and dynamic analysis of motion and loading’. He was a post-doc researcher associated to the dept. of Biology at the Leiden University involved in kinematics and biomechanics of reptile tongues, e.g. snake tongue flicking and chameleon tongue projection.

In 2001 he became senior researcher at the dept. for Rehabilitation Medicine at the Leiden University Medical Center where he heads the Laboratory for Kinematics and Neuromechanics. Since 2008 he hold a position as an Assistant Professor. His research focus is on the innovation of diagnostics and treatment of patients with central neurological and neuromuscular diseases and patients with painfull shoulders (massive rotator cuff tears and sub-acromial pain syndrome).

He is teacher and track coordinator of the Bachelor and Master program Technical Medicine, a multidisciplinary program within the Medical Delta.

He is/was principal co-investigator on different Reumafonds, ZonMW and STW funded projects and published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals.


Leiden University Medical Center
Building 1
Room B00-56

Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Tel: +31 (0)71 5263457

Postalzone B0-Q
P.O. Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

E-mail: j.h.de_groot@lumc.nl