I am a life scientist with a big passion for
science communication and entrepreneurship
Hi there! Welcome to my personal website. I am researcher 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. 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 bridging 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 support scientists to communicate their research to the general public and to enthuse children and adults for science.