About us

EV Biotech has an incredibly varied and interdisciplinary team with several technical backgrounds. From entrepreneurship to computational modelling. From metabolic engineering to protein engineering. From physics to finance.


Young and versatile interdisciplinary team that covers all fields from ideation to strain development and upscaling

Our dry lab team translates al potential wet-lab experiments to in silico experiments, and automates them

Our in-house developed computational pipeline simulates all wet-lab experiments to predict the most ideal genetic blueprint

Our wet lab team communicates directly with the dry lab team creating the best experimental designs for both wet and dry lab

Data generated with the ideal genetic blueprint organism in the wetlab is rerouted into the modeling process. Optimizing our predictions even more. Merging the real and digital world

With smart planning, direct and good communication the EV Biotech team can create results fast and accurately


Currently we have the following job openings in our company

Fermentation Scientist / Analyst

Modelling Analyst

Currently there are internship opportunities

Bioprocess design (background in Chemical Engineering / Biotechnology)

Data mining, Pattern recognition, Algorithms (background in Mathematical Sciences / Computer Sciences)

Mathematical modelling of biological systems (background in Applied Mathematical Sciences / Industrial Biotechnology / Systems Biology)


Send us an email with your CV and cover letter.

If you would like to work or collaborate with us on a specific project, feel free to send us an email. We welcome collaborations from both industry and academia.

Team and expertise

Using cutting-edge scientific developments in systems biology we have created in-house computational models of model microorganisms, allowing rational prediction of the required genetic modifications to produce high value chemicals and proteins.

Linda Dijkshoorn, MSc

Title: Genetic Engineer, CEO


History: Bsc Biomedical sciences at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2006-2010 Msc Biomolecular sciences: Cell Biology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2011-2013 PhD Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Groningen, 2014-present, finalizing months

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Linda Dijkshoorn

“I have always been fascinated with biology, chemistry and engineering.”

As a little girl I dreamt of becoming an inventor, entrepreneur and scientist. EV Biotech is the realisation of that dream combined with my passion for the creation of a sustainable society. I believe that with the current technologies we are able to achieve a sustainable society now, but that takes revolutionary steps in many very conservative markets. I strive that EV Biotech will become such a revolutionizing force.

Sergey Lunev, PhD

Title: Protein Engineer, CSO

History: Msc (Specialist) degree in Physics at Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow, Russian Federation, 2006-2012. PhD in Structural Biology at the University of Groningen, 2013-2018, Double degree programme in cooperation with the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Sergey Lunev

I’ve always been fascinated by complexity of nature. My passion is being able to get a deeper insight into how everything in nature works. As co-founder of EV Biotech I have a perfect opportunity to do what I love the most and use my knowledge to create something new while helping the world to become greener.

Agnieszka Wegrzyn, PhD

Title: Computational Biologist, CTO

History: BSc & MSc in Biotechnology at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 2007-2012. PhD in Systems Biology at the University of Groningen, 2013-2020.

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Agnieszka Wegrzyn

“Only those with their feet on rock can build castles in the air.” /T. Pratchett/

For as long as I can remember, I have been driven by an insatiable curiosity about how the world around me works, together with a desire to make that world a better place for everyone. EV Biotech allows me to put my knowledge and skills into practise and, together with the team, create a sustainable, cutting-edge, and eco-friendly technology to deliver important compounds to the market. Making the world better, one compound at a time.

Sonal Sengupta, MSc

Title: Lead Data Scientist, Tech strategy

History: Integrated Masters in Mathematics and Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, 2007-2013; PhD in Neuroscience at the Donders Institute, Radboud University, 2015-Present.

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Sonal Sengupta

“But in my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically.”
― Rene Decartes

I was introduced to science with a strange, almost unnatural dichotomy between mathematics and biology, always forcing an implicit choice. Fortunately, joining EV Biotech allows me to combine the clarity of mathematics with the complexity of biology. Within EV, I try to ensure that we have the best analytical tools ready for our wet-lab scientists.

Dmitry Bachin, PhD

Title: Bioprocess & Software Engineer

History: MSc in Plant Physiology (2013) in Lomonosov Moscow State University, PhD in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (2017) in the Institute of Plant Physiology (Russian Academy of Sciences). In 2018 worked in an IT startup company as a Python Developer.

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Dmitry Bachin

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.” /Elon Musk/

My dream has always been to create something which would be used by others and help people to improve their lives. At the same time, I am passionate about biology and I enjoy programming. As a consequence, my life consisted of switches from computer science to biology and back to software development. Then I have realised: why not to do both? Thus, working in EV Biotech is a perfect chance to achieve my dream by doing what I like to do.

Margarita Bernal Cabas, PhD

Title: Strain Engineer

History: BSc in Microbiology at Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, 2006-2011, MSc in Microbiology and Biotechnology at University of Alberta, Canada, 2011-2014, PhD in Molecular Bacteriology, University of Groningen, 2015-2020.

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Margarita Bernal Cabas

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do” /Steve Jobs/

I have always been fascinated by how genetic engineering  can be used to develop new microorganisms to improve our lives and well being. By working at EV biotech, I can contribute towards the design and development of new microbial cell factories to help the world move towards a bio based economy.

Anne Torrez Flores - Lexmond, PhD

Title: Business Manager

History: BSc & MSc in Pharmacy (PharmD) at the University of Groningen, 2003-2010. PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Groningen, 2010-2014. Postdoctoral research fellow at King’s College London, 2014-2016. Postdoctoral researcher at University of Groningen, 2017. Scientific coordinator at University of Groningen, 2018-2020

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Anne Lexmond

Nature has offered us some of the most potent drugs, strongest materials, and most delicious flavours and fragrances. Its beautifully complex structures are incredibly challenging to synthesise chemically, resulting in vast amounts of chemical waste. By letting nature do the job itself, EV Biotech creates a green alternative for the large-scale production of those compounds that we need and desire in our lives, without harming our environment. I strongly believe in EV Biotech’s mission and have proudly joined team EV to contribute to a greener future for our society.

Taichi Ochi, MSc

Title: Business Developer

History: BSc (Joint Hons.) Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics at King’s College London, London, UK, 2010 – 2013. MSc Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine, University College London, London, UK, 2013 – 2014. GDL LLM at University of Law, Moorgate, London, UK, 2014 – 2016. (Regional) Sales and Account Management roles at CROs, the Netherlands, 2017 – 2020.  PhD in Pharmacogenetics and -economics at University of Groningen, 2018 – Present

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Taichi Ochi

Quote: “Opportunities multiply as they are seized” – Sun Tzu


Following my education, I embarked in sales roles focusing on maintaining client relationships through dedicated account management and business development for expansion of new markets. At EV Biotech, I will continue my dedicated focus for client management and business growth to work towards a circular, bioeconomy for a better tomorrow. 


LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/taichiochi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/spasian_49

Ruben de Boer

Ruben de Boer, MSc

Title: Analyst strain development

History: BSc Chemistry at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (2013-2017); Pre-master Chemistry at University of Groningen (2017-2018); MSc Green Chemistry and Catalysis at University of Groningen (2018-2020)

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Ruben de Boer

During my master in chemistry, I got to explore the beautiful complexity ofnature’s catalysts: enzymes. Since then, I developed an interest in microbiology and genetic engineering. As analyst I am involved in the diverse projects of EV which makes this position very interesting to me .In my career, I aspire to contribute to a more sustainable world. Therefore, I am grateful for the opportunity given by EV Biotech to have a great start inthe world of genetic engineering.

Juvenal Yosa Reyes, PhD

Title: Scientist in Molecular Dynamics of Proteins
European Commission SME Innovation Associate

History: BSc Chemistry at Distrital University, Bogota – Colombia (2000); MSc Biology-Bioinformatics, Javeriana University, Bogota – Colombia (2005); PhD Chemistry-Computational Chemistry, University of Basel, Basel – Switzerland. (2013); Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Basel, Basel –  Switzerland (2014); Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Colombia, Bogota – Colombia (2015-2017); Prof. Bioinformatics and molecular simulations. PI Molecular simulation and bioinformatic lab, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Barranquilla – Colombia (2017 until now)

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Juvenal Yosa Reyes

I joined EV Biotech on a 1-year European Commission SME Innovation Associate grant as a molecular dynamics expert, because their approach for changing the way to produce new materials from greener sources are very interesting and novel. We need to change the way we are producing materials, avoiding contamination and being more effective in the final disposal of those.

My main interests focus on biological processes simulations, development of pipeline, scripts and software for computational chemistry and bioinformatics.

Jorik Schraa

Title: Finance and Accounting

History: Bsc Business administration (2018-present) Jorik is a second employee via Fit Professionals of Finance

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Jorik Schraa

At EV Biotech I get the possibility to develop skills and learn more about finance every day.

I really enjoy working in an informal, motivated team with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.

As a business student I am really interested in the fast growth of the start-up.

Furthermore, contributing to the development of the green solutions of the future gives me a lot of satisfaction.

Arno de Vries

Arno de Vries

Title: Analyst strain development


History: Bachelor Biology and Medical Laboratory Research at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences Leeuwarden (2016-2020)
Bachelor Biology & Medical Laboratory Research at the Hanze
University of Applied Sciences Groningen, 2014-2018. Pre-master Molecular
Biology & Biotechnology at the University of Groningen, 2017. Master Molecular
Biology & Biotechnology at the University of Groningen, 2018-NOW.
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Arno de Vries

During my bachelor I was fascinated by the large variety of topics in biology. I learned that molecular biology, genetic engineering and cell biology had my interest. With the Microbial Cell Factories, EV Biotech got my attention. In the interdisciplinary, ambitious and young team of EV Biotech, I get the opportunity to develop myself and increase my knowledge and research skills. Besides this, I think working at EV Biotech is working on a more sustainable, greener world. 

Arnoud Spreen

Title: Intern, Bachelor student


Project: Spider silk production using microbial cell factories


History: Bachelor Biology & Medical Laboratory Research at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (2017-present)

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Arnoud Spreen

Since I was young, I’ve always been fascinated by innovations. When I learned what the possibilities of genetically engineered bacteria are, it totally got me hooked. A bacterium can be made into a small factory capable of producing almost anything what is desired. After starting my bachelor study my interest only grew larger, especially in subjects like genetic engineering of micro-organisms and molecular biology. My internship at EV Biotech gives me the opportunity to work on a project based on my interests. The team consist of people with different expertises, which contributes to solving problems. The daily meetings give insight in what everybody is working on, what also helps in meeting your own goals. This internship at EV Biotech gives me the opportunity to develop my knowledge and laboratory skills.

Olaf Muskee

Title: Intern, Bachelor student


Project: Vanillin production in Microbial Cell Factories


History: Bachelor Biology & Medical Laboratory Research at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (2017-present)

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Olaf Muskee

Since I was young I was always fascinated by chemistry and especially biology. As I grew, my passion for these subjects grew with me. The topics I enjoy learning about most are microbiology, molecular biology and genetic engineering. My internship at EV Biotech gives me the opportunity to learn about all topics while also gaining much experience on the lab. The very welcoming team consist of people from every discipline what makes working at EV Biotech a very pleasant experience. I want to thank EV Biotech for the opportunity to join their team and improve my research skills while also contributing to research for a greener and more sustainable world.

Jildou Bosma

Jildou Bosma

Title: Content manager and research intern


Project: Terpene production using Microbial Cell Factories


History: Bachelor Biomedical Sciences at University of Groningen (2017-2020). Master Biomedical Sciences at University of Groningen (2020-present). 

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Jildou Bosma

Ronja Wabeke

Ronja Wabeke

Title: Business Development Intern

Project: Terpene business case 

History: Bsc Neuro- and Behavioral Sciences (2015-2018), Msc Biology – Science, Business and Policy (2019-present)

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Ronja Wabeke

During my bachelor’s degree, I found my interest in biology shifting from neuroscience towards the molecular life science. With a passion for solving puzzles, I was intrigued by the field of Genetics, Mathematics, and Systems Biology. This led to a shift in my career path. The master I finally chose gave me the opportunity to also learn about the business aspects of the science field.

When searching for an internship that would be suitable for the combination of science and business, I found EV Biotech. Here, I will not only be doing what I find most interesting but also contribute to a better world through the biobased economy. During my internship, I will be focussing on the scientific business case for terpene production using microbial cell factories.