About us

Members

Rens Voesenek (chair)
Utrecht University – Head of Department of Biology – Faculty professor Ecophysiology of Plants –  Founder research hub UU Future Food Utrecht

Jacintha Ellers (vice 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).

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.

Ton Groothuis
University of Groningen – Professor of Behavioural Biology – Board member Research School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN) – Co-chair NWO research community Organisms in their environment.

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

Richard Visser
Wageningen Universiteit & Research – Hoofd Afd. Plant Breeding – Hoogleraar Plantenveredeling – Bestuurslid EUCARPIA.

Laura van Niftrik
Radboud University – Chair department Microbiology – Professor in Microbial Cell Biology & Biochemistry – Board member Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES).

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