Dr. Chris Evelo is the head of the Department of Bioinformatics – BiGCaT at Maastricht University. He is author and co-author of more than 70 publications in the field of bioinformatics, systems biology and toxicology. His main research focus is on integrative systems biology where he uses modern bioinformatics approaches to understand different types of genomics, metabolomics and large scale genetics data by combining it with what we already know.

He is a council member of the Research School for Nutrition and Toxicology in Maastricht and the European Network of Excellence for Nutrigenomics and leading the bioinformatics in that program and a a member of the steering committee of the IMI program Open Phacts, he is also in the coordinating teams for the micronutrient genomics program and for the development of the nutritional phenotype database. Dr. Evelo is also involved in co-ordinating teaching programs related to bioinformatics such as the EU funded Biohealth Computing initiative.

Scientist at TNO

Jildau Bouwman (born in Heemskerk, The Netherlands in 1976, PhD in 2006 at VU University, in The Netherlands) is a molecular biologist who has used informatics in biological research were needed. She has done research in several organisms (mouse, yeast and human), with a focus on omics technologies (transcriptomics and metabolomics). Working on the IOP project ‘Vertical genomics’ at the VU University made her aware that linking different information sources is essential to be able to perform systems biology. She is one of the driving forces behind the phenotype application and principle investigator in the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre Data support platform.
Since 2008 she is working at TNO in the group of Microbiology and Systems Biology and is theme leader knowledge basing. She is involved in several European projects that are performing systems biology studies (Food4me, Eurreca, NuAge).

Project manager at the Hyve

Jochem studied Biomedical Sciences and Bioinformatics. He has done research projects in the field of computational systems biology and molecular dynamics computer simulations.

As an intern at The Hyve he finished his master’s degree with a focus on technical requirements for the integration of different molecular data types (e.g. from genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics).  He then joined The Hyve as a data scientist and is currently working as a Project manager.

Software support and tester at The Hyve

Jolanda has a Master degree in Chemistry from the University of Utrecht in the field of Biochemistry. She has extensive experience as a data manager in Clinical Trials and Investigator Initiated medical studies, both in a commercial and an academic setting.

At the Hyve she provides functional support to users of applications developed and/or supported by The Hyve. She is also involved testing (newly developed) software and creating user documentation on this software.

Kees van Bochove owns a company dedicated to the support and facilitation of sustainable open source bioinformatics software development (The Hyve). As technical project manager of the global dbNP open source initiative, he leads the development of several Phenotype Foundation software projects. Also, Kees is metabolomics taskforce leader in the NBIC Central Engineering Team and technical project manager of the Data Support Platform project of the NMC. Kees holds bachelor’s degrees in computer science and in primary education, and a master’s degree in bioinformatics, for which he did his research project on lipoprotein metabolism at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston.

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Developer at The Hyve

Peter studied Computer Science at the TU Delft and obtained a PhD degree from the same university in 2014. For his PhD he investigated methods for integrative visualization for whole body molecular imaging data. This work focused on multi-modality registration, fusion and visualization of bioluminescence imaging data, which is applied in cancer research to monitor tumor growth. This was a collaboration with the image processing department (LKEB) at the Leiden University Medical Center.

His interests are in the fields of computer graphics, scientific and information visualization, machine learning and the application of these in life sciences and other scientific fields. He also has experience as a freelance software developer, doing various types of projects ranging from mobile app development to projects in medical visualization.