Tamara Idema studied Chemistry at the University of Groningen, specializing in materials science.
For her bachelor research she focused on theoretical and computational chemistry, especially on how molecules can adhere to surfaces in different conformations.
During her master thesis she focused on complex crystal structures and their respective properties. An internship provided her the opportunity to study a family of copolymers used as coatings for medical applications. In addition, in an honours program she did research on methods for improving the detection methods of minor components in dairy products. In November 2019, Tamara joined V.O. as a Trainee Patent Attorney.