From 2011 I have been working on the analysis of metabolomics data, mainly lipidomics, together with Angela Luijf, Eric Wever, Adrie Dane and Jan Bert van Klinken and people from the GMZ lab, Core Facility Metabolomics.
I obtained my Drs degree in Chemistry from the university of Utrecht, with a one-year excursion to the Ecole Normale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France, and a specialization in small-molecule crystallography.
I spent five years in Israel, doing my PhD at the Weizmann Institute of Science in protein crystallography, on the structure of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. During this time, I often traveled to synchrotrons in Brookhaven, Hamburg or Grenoble for data collection.
After returning to the Netherlands, I did a post-doc at the university of Utrecht, in the combined use of NMR and crystallographic data for structure determination.
In 1999, I started working as a scientist in pre-clinical research at Solvay Pharmaceuticals, later Abbott Healtcare Products, in Weesp. For the first seven years, I was a molecular modeller, assisting in the design of novel molecules for several neurological targets. Later, I switched to biostatistics for pre-clinical studies.
In 2009, I started doing the Master’s in “Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences” at the university of Leiden, as a part-time student.