Monique van Eijndhoven obtained a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology at Fontys Hogeschool Eindhoven in 1998. For 2 years she worked at the Central Veterinary Institute, Wageningen UR in Lelystad on vaccine development against PRRS virus. In 2001 she moved to the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, department of Experimental Therapy, under supervision of Prof.Dr. J. Schellens, where she was involved in unraveling the working mechanisms of chemotherapeutics and the role of multidrug transporters on drug resistance against these newly developed anti-cancer drugs. Since 2007 she works as a senior research technician in the Exosomes Research Group of Dr. Michiel Pegtel, department of Pathology, CCA, VUmc in Amsterdam. She currently focuses on the development of non-invasive molecular blood-tests for diagnosis and monitoring treatment response of cancer patients, based on circulating extracellular vesicle associated small RNAs.