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.

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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.

Careers

Currently we do not have open positions in our company.

However, if you would like to work or collaborate with us on a specific project, feel free to send us an e-mail. We welcome collaborations from both industry and academia.

Currently there are internship opportunities. 

  • Bioprocess design (either from chemical Engineering / Biotechnology background).
  •    Data mining, Pattern recognition, Algorithms (from a Mathematical Sciences/ Computer Sciences background).
  • Students MLO/HLO/University  (experience with cloning, metabolic engineering).
  • Marketing and Business masters that are interested in helping set up a marketing strategy for a B2B Biotech startup.
  • Communications students that can help set up communications strategy and create posts and content.

 

Send us an email with your CV and cover letter.

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

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.

Dr. Sergey Lunev

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

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-present, finalizing months

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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

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.

Dr. Dmitry Bachin

Title: Molecular Biologist, Software developer


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.

Dr. Paula van Mourik

Title: Scientist, Metabolic Engineer


History: BSc of Bachelor of Applied Science at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen, 2004-2008. Bachelor study Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Techniques at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen, 2008-2009. Pre-master study Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Groningen, 2009-2010. MSc of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Groningen, 2010-2013.  PhD student in the research group Telomeres and Genome Integrity at ERIBA (UMCG, RuG), 2013-2019

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Paula van Mourik

“I have no special talents, I am just passionately curious” /Albert Einstein/

Science is the perfect match for me because I always have been eager to learn new things. I like to challenge myself and combine research with practical skills to create something new. EV Biotech allows me to work with ambitious scientists and to conduct research that hopefully leads to a sustainable world.

Dr. André Boltjes

Title: Operations Director

History: Bsc Organic and Analysical Chemistry at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, 2004-2007 Lab manager and scientist medicinal chemistry and Drug Design at the University of Groningen, 2007-2019 PhD Drug Design at the University of Groningen, 2014-2019

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André Boltjes

"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."
-Mary Kay Ash-

As a chemist I have always been intrigued by the ability of enzymes to perform complex synthetic procedures. Exploring the chemical space is my passion and looking for smarter and greener ways to achieve this, is extremely important as the current methodologies rely heavily on non-renewable resources. EV Biotech enables the potential of Bio-Better routes for the production of a great variety of significant molecules. I am proud to be part of the EV Biotech team, together we can make the world a better and more sustainable place.

Dr. Anne Lexmond

Title: Business Manager, Pharmacist

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.

Loes Oldhoff

Title: Intern, Master student

Project: Automated data-mining for the improvement of metabolic models

History: Bsc Biology at the university of Wageningen (2013-2016), currently enrolled in the Master program Biology (Molecular Development and Gene Regulation) at the university of Wageningen

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Loes Oldhoff

To me, the beauty of nature extends all the way to the deepest levels. By working both as a scientist and a programmer, I try to bridge the gap between genetics and bioinformatics. After all, what is DNA but the most complex programming language in existence? And what better way is there to put such knowledge to use than to try and create a more sustainable future, like we do at EV Biotech.

Eline de Lange

Title: Intern, Master student

 

Project: Works on the Terpene Proof of concept platform strain.

 

History: 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.
History:
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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Eline de Lange

Research on the fundamental processes in living cells has always fascinated me. EV Biotech applies this knowledge to use for important applications in Life Sciences, which fits very well with my master and personal interests. This is how EV Biotech, that feels as a company which is in between the academia and
industry, got my attention. It consists of an ambitious team including people with expertise in different fields. Also due to short daily meetings, everyone knows what the team is working on, to solve things together. This creates a pleasant and inspirational environment which leads to promising ideas and solutions. Next to this, monthly meetings create a strong and very welcoming team. I am grateful that EV Biotech gave me the opportunity to develop myself during the
internship in this innovative company.

Noelle ten Boer

Title: Intern, Master student

 

Project: Works on the PHA proof of concept strain.

 

History: BSc Biology and Medical Laboratory Research at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen 2014-2018; Premaster Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at University of Groningen, 2017; MSc Biomolecular Sciences at University of Groningen, 2018-present

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Noelle ten Boer

Since I think that the use of Microbial Cell Factories will be our future, EV Biotech got my attention. An internship at EV Biotech gives me the opportunity to work in an ambitious interdisciplinary team, which makes it possible to learn from all the different backgrounds. From day one I had my own responsibilities and the team had trust in my practical skills and obtained results. A daily standup gives structure in your planning and motivates to get to your goals. Thereby it is an excellent way to see what other colleagues are working on. I’m grateful that EV Biotech gave me the opportunity to work in their team, so I can improve my research skills.
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