Han de Winde

Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands

Han de Winde (1962) studied organic chemistry and biochemistry at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and obtained his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Amsterdam. He took on postdoctoral research fellowships at the Amsterdam BioCenter (NWO fellowship) and at the Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology, Katholic University of Leuven, Belgium (EC-HCM fellowship). From 1996 he continued research in Leuven as assistant professor. In 2000 he was appointed Senior Scientist Genetics & Physiology at DSM Bakery Ingredients. In 2002 he became a part-time professor in Industrial Genomics, at Delft University of Technology. In 2004 he was appointed Principal Scientist Microbial Genetics and Physiology at DSM Food Specialties RD&T, covering both business unit- and corporate R&D-strategy and responsibilities. From April 2006 Han de Winde is full professor in Genetics and Genomics of Industrial Microorganisms, and chairman of the Department Of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology. In addition, he is business director of the Kluyver Center for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation, and scientific director of the Delft Research Centre for Life Science and Technology, and of the Graduate Research School 'Biotechnological Sciences Delft-Leiden'. Han de Winde has acquired expert knowledge and experience in microbial molecular genetics, specifically in nutrient- and environment-induced signal transduction in the control of physiology, growth and development of yeast and fungi. As project leader DNA-micro array technology and member of the corporate team for the implementation of Genomics Technology at DSM, he became an expert in implementation and development of Applied Genomics and Systems Biology in yeast and fungal strain and process improvement. He is author of over 60 scientific publications and of 10 filed patents.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2009

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