Frank Grosveld studied for his undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of Amsterdam, before moving to McGill University in Montreal to carry out research towards his PhD. He then spent some time at as an EMBO fellow in Zurich and made a brief return to the University of Amsterdam, before taking an appointment at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill, London, as Head of the Division of Gene Structure and Expression. In 1993, Frank returned to The Netherlands as Professor in the department of Cell Biology of the Medical Faculty of Erasmus University, Rotterdam. When the faculty merged to form the Erasmus Medical Centre, he founded the ErasmusMC Incubator, which aims to stimulate and support entrepreneurship in biotechnology. In 2002 he became simultaneously Head of Biomics and Head of the Research School Medical Genetics Centre, and in 2006 became Head of the Department of Clinical Genetics. His research focuses on the regulation of transcription of hematopoietic stem cells. He is also the founder of several small biotech companies.