Geert Litjens studied Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. Subsequently, he completed his PhD in the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group. He worked with Henkjan Huisman on Computer-aided detection of prostate cancer. He spent 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg, Germany on an Alexander von Humboldt Society Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2016 he was awarded a Young Investigator Award by the Dutch Cancer Society with which he returned to the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group. In 2017 he obtained a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Computational Pathology at the Department of Pathology and his research focusses on improving histopathological diagnostics using deep learning and digital pathology.