Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre, Chief Technology Officer BioAssist Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences, DISC Integrator Netherlands e-Science Centre, e-Science Engineer
I started at NBIC 1st of September 2009 with two main tasks:
- Set up a group that will take up software packages from different sources mainly inside NBIC to develop them further into a cohesive, well documented and maintainable platform.
- Advise different BioAssist groups on software development that optimizes the cohesiveness of all NBIC generated tools.
On January 1st, 2014, I start as eScience Engineer at the Netherlands e-Science Center, wherefrom I will be leading the Data Integration and Stewardship Centre of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences.
I was trained as a structural chemist at the Utrecht University and got my PhD on research concerning structure-activity relationships of sweet tasting compounds. I worked on protein structure verification for 4 years as a postdoc at EMBL in the biocomputing department. I then moved to industry (in 1997), where I first worked as a programmer of scientific application software, and later managed a team of diverse R&D personnel.