I am a synthetic biologist with a big passion for
science communication and entrepreneurship
Hi there! Welcome to my personal website.
I am a biologist fascinated by engineering life at the smallest scale and designing cells with new functions. I was born in the Netherlands, but recently moved to Paris for my PhD research at INSERM and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research. There, I am using DNA technologies to develop faster and more efficient methods to find new antibiotics against tuberculosis.
Besides working in the lab, I am actively trying to bridge science with business and society. As Vice President of Hello Tomorrow I am helping deep tech startups with their journey to bring laboratory inventions to the market.
And through my company Science Matters, I want to support scientists in communicating their research to the public and to enthuse children and adults for science.