This is the personal website of Cees Smit.

I was born in 1951 with a rare disease, severe hemophilia.
During my life, I gained some other diseases and now I am a so-called 'patient expert'.

I have been active for more than forty years in several patient organisations nationally and internationally and so I also became a patient advocate.

For my scientific and societal work on hemophilia, patient participation and biotechnology, I received an honorary doctorate from the college of deans of the University of Amsterdam in 2003.

On the following pages you can find more information on my publications, work on food and nutrition as well as my paintings.

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