romijnChristiaan Romijn was born at Domberg, August 7, 1910 and died in De Bilt, January 2, 1988.
He received a Doctoral degree in Animal Physiology from the University of Utrecht in 1931 and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics and Physics (Biology) from the same institution in 1935.
In 1962 Dr romijn was endowed with the "Van Esveld" medal by the Royal Netherlands Veterinary Association. He received in 1968 the Royal distinction in the Order of the Dutch Lion.

Dr Romijn became a fellow of the provincial Utrecht Society of Arts and Sciences in 1950 and of the Dutch Society of Sciences in 1970.
He was employed as assistant in comparative physiology in 1932. Almost one year later he became assistant in veterinary physiology. Dr Romijn was professor of veterinary physiology from 15th June 1946 until 1st September 1975 and head of that department form 1946 to 1972.
He was chairman (dean) of the Veterinary Medicine College from 1947 to 1948 and 1961 to 1965 and member of the University board from 1972 to 1973. He was also a board member of the Academic Hospital in Utrecht from 1974 to 1978.
Dr Romijn became technical counselor of the Dutch hatchery association before the second world ware and held this position until he retired in 1975. He was also adviser for Denkavit Ltd at Voorthuizen from 1969 to 1980.
Dr Romijn was a member of many scientific professional organizations including the Dutch WPSA branch which he helped to form. He became a council member in 1950 and was chairman from 1958 to 1972 and then an honorary member.
In 1957 it was decided that the WPSA congresses would be organized once in four years. The dutch branch suggested the introduction of regional congresses alternating with the World congresses. The first regional congress was organized in 1960 in Utrecht and presided over by Professor Romijn.
His major contributions to the scientific poultry research were in the areas of energy metabolism, thermoregulation, respiration of the embryo and hatching.

Nominated by The Netherlands