About us

Members

Jacintha Ellers (chair)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ‐ Scientific director Amsterdam Institute for Life and Environment (A-LIFE) ‐ Head of Department of Ecological Science – professor of Evolutionary Ecology – Founder Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology (NLSEB).

Roy Erkens (vice-chair)
Maastricht University – Associate professor of Evolutionary plant biology– Chair Scientific advisory board Naturalis – Board member Stichting Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij – Board member NIBI.

Gilles van Wezel
Leiden University – Scientific director Institute of Biology – professor of Molecular biotechnology – Honorary Fellow/ visiting professor NIOO-KNAW. President International Symposium for the Biology of Actinomycetes (ISBA).

Stanley Brul
University of Amsterdam – Head Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety – Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety – Educational director Biomedical Sciences – Director College of Life Sciences – Chair NIBI.

Jocelien Olivier
University of Groningen – Chair of the board Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences – associate professor of developmental behavioural neurosciences – Board member Dutch Neurofederation – member of Round Table Life Sciences

Sander van den Heuvel
Utrecht University– Head of Department Biology – Professor in Developmental Biology.

Richard Harrison
Wageningen University & Research – Managing director Plant Sciences Group – member Horticulture & Starting Materials Top Team. 

Gert Jan Veenstra
Radboud University – Director Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, FNWI-deel – Professor in Molecular Developmental Biology.

Geert de Snoo
Director Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) – Professor in Conservation Biology – Board member Centre of Excellence for Netherlands Biodiversity Research.

Liesbeth Noor (secretary)
Policy advisor Research policy, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University

Twan Maintz
Policy advisor Department of Biology, Utrecht University