Erik Bos studied biology at the University of Amsterdam (M.Sc. 1993). He was a student in the group of Wanderley the Souza at the State University of North Fluminense, Brazil until 1999, when he joined the technical staff of the Peter Peters group at the Netherlands Cancer institute, Amsterdam. In 2007 he joined the technical staff of the Bram Koster group at the LUMC, Leiden. In 2010 he was affiliated with the technical staff of the Laboratory of Biotechnology at INMETRO, Brazil. He is an all-round technician in electron microscopy with an emphasis on cryo techniques and correlative microscopy.