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).