Passport pictureI am a passionate scientist with management experience on both sides of the divide between academic and commercial ventures.

  • Dutch, Born in Utrecht (25 June 1967)
  • Current Employment: DTL Programme manager Life Science Data at Netherlands eScience Center; Coordinator of mainly life science projects. Technical coordinator of the Dutch ELIXIR node.
  • 2009-2013: Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of NBIC BioAssist; managing the academic engineering team like it is done in a company.
  • 2001-2009: Manager R&D at Bruker AXS BV, in Delft; running a commercial group run with a  long-term, almost academic, focus.
  • Scientific background: Crystal and Structural Chemistry (PhD thesis A Computer-Simulation Study of the Correlation between Molecular Conformation and Sweet Taste [ISBN 90-393-0266-9] Utrecht, 1993). Science is my passion, from theoretical mathematics to biology.
  • Scientific Publications: I (co)authored 33 publications between 1990 and 2014. These papers together were cited 3300 times (December 2014), resulting in H=19. See also Google Scholar and Thomson ResearcherId.