Microbes are true
team players

PLATFORM COORDINATORS

Prof. dr. H. Smidt

Heads the Molecular Ecology Group at the Laboratory of Microbiology (MIB, WUR), where research aims to identify, understand and predict structure, dynamics and functionality of diverse natural and man-made microbial ecosystems.

Dr. R. Kleerebezem

Is Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology (TUD), a group which is worldwide leading in research on cultivation, system analysis and functional development of microbial ecosystems.

Dr. A.A.M. Langenhoff

Is Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Technology (ETE, WUR), a group which has a strong background in research and development of natural technologies for recovery and reuse of pollutants.

Dr. P.J. Schaap

Leads the Computational Biology group at the Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology (SSB, WUR), a multidisciplinary team with experts in the fields of Genomics, Bioinformatics and Applied Statistics.

ASSOCIATED STAFF

Dr. M. Suarez Diez

Is Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology (WUR), which aims at elucidating and modelling interactions among microbes and between microbes and their environment.

Dr. C. Furlan

Is a lecturer and expert in proteomics at the Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology (WUR).

Prof. dr. T.J.G. Ettema

Is chairholder of the Labratory of Microbiology (WUR). He also leads a research group focusing on the diversity and evolution of microbial life on Earth

RESEARCH STAFF

Dr. G.R. Stouten

Is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biotechnology (TUD), and is expert in parallel cultivation of microbial communities.

Dr. M. Atasoy

Is a Postdoctoral researcher at Biodiscovery Platform (WUR) and Modular Bioreactor Platform (WUR), and is an expert in biobased materials production by microorganisms.

Dr. L. Puentes Jacome

Is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biotechnology (TUD), and studies anaerobic mixed microbial cultures that contain organohalide-respiring bacteria which are of interest for bioremediation.

Dr. J.J. Koehorst

Is staff member of the Computational Biology group at SSB (WUR), is an expert in FAIR data approaches to large scale genomics, and has obtained hands-on experience in applying Semantic Web technology in the Life Science domain.

Dr. W. Scott

Is a Postdoctoral researcher at the FAIR Data Platform (WUR), and is an expert in dynamic and metabolic modelling.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT STAFF

J.F. Melenhorst, BSc

Is technical research assistant at the Laboratory of Microbiology (WUR) and has experience in high-throughput screening methods and robotics.

L. Vandionant, BSc

Is technical research assistant in the Molecular Ecology Group of the Laboratory of Microbiology (WUR) and has experience in molecular techniques to quantify microbial composition.

J. Zamudio, MSc

Is research assistant at the ETE (WUR) with expertise in data analysis and chemical analysis using chromatographic techniques and NMR.

M.T. van den Broek

Is an all-round technician at ETE (WUR). He is responsible for the construction of the modular bioreactors and of the data acquisition & controlling systems of this platform.

UNLOCK OFFICE

M. Wijntjes

Is Manager Daily Operations. She’s first point of contact at UNLOCK and responsible for daily operations, such as Customer Relationship- and Contractmanagement and coordinating front- and back office.

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J. Elzinga, MSc

Is responsible for the website, social media and other dissemination and communication activities of UNLOCK. As a PhD candidate at the Laboratory of Microbiology (WUR), she has a background in microbiology.

UNLOCK is made possible by

TUDELFT

Delft University of Technology (TUD)

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Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

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