Our Bioinformatics and Data Science team at NIZO plays a central role in driving groundbreaking discoveries and innovations through data-driven approaches. We believe in a world where innovative solutions are necessary to transition our food systems and improve global health. With 75 years of expertise in various areas of food and health, we integrate science and technology to help you transform your products faster, more successfully, and affordably.

NIZO Services Circle:
Protein Transition
Sensory Research & Analytics 
Food Safety 
Data Science & Bio-informatics
Health & Microbiome 
Food processing & Upscaling
We integrate 75 years of scientific knowledge and experience with advanced technology platforms.

Broad industry application

Our work spans across a wide range of industries, including:

  • Biotechnology: Utilizing advanced bioinformatics and data science for accelerating discovery, target identification, and clinical trials.
  • Industrial Microbiology: Leveraging data analysis for reducing time to market via rapid prototyping of production strains.
  • Personalized Nutrition: Employing bioinformatics and data analytics to enable precise and tailored treatment approaches.
  • Food and Nutrition (Health): Enhancing food safety, quality, and nutritional value through data-driven strategies.
  • Substantiating health benefits of products of ingredients: Integrating clinical trials with comprehensive data analysis.

Whether you are seeking data-driven solutions, NIZO’s Bioinformatics and Data Science Services can serve your needs on your journey of discovery.

Why choose our services?

Advance your innovation pipeline with the support of NIZO’s Data Scientists, specializing in bioinformatics and data science:

Customized solutions:

Recognizing that every project is unique, we tailor our bioinformatics and data science solutions to meet the specific requirements of our clients. From data analysis to software development and predictive modeling, we offer a comprehensive suite of services to address your individual needs.

Harnessing AI for unparalleled insights:

At NIZO, we embrace the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionize data analysis and predictive modeling . Our integration of AI-driven algorithms and machine learning techniques amplifies the depth and accuracy of our analyses, enabling us to uncover hidden patterns and trends within vast datasets. This, in turn, accelerates the pace of discovery and enhances decision-making processes.

Interdisciplinary collaboration:

Collaboration is the cornerstone of our success. We work closely with domain experts to ensure our analyses are deeply rooted in relevance . This multidisciplinary approach is the foundation for effectively integrating Data Science throughout the company.

Expertise and excellence:

Our team consists of smart and energetic scientists with a diverse range of expertise in bioinformatics, data science, statistics, and software engineering. We are passionate about tackling complex challenges and providing unique solutions that accelerate research and development in various sectors.

State-of-the-art infrastructure:

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and high-performance computing resources, our department empowers researchers and scientists to analyze vast datasets with lightning speed and accuracy. This enables us to extract valuable insights and patterns that might otherwise remain hidden, further augmenting the integration of bioinformatics and data science into our processes.

Our areas of expertise


  • Microbiomics:
    • Investigation of gut dysbiosis
    • Test the effect of ingredient on gut microbiota with micro-colon model system
    • Linking pre- pro-, and post- biotics to positive outcomes like sleep quality
  • Genomics and Transcriptomics:
    • Studying immune health with Immune biomarkers
    • In silico food safety assessment
  • Proteomics and Metabolomic:
    • Valorize microbial biomass
    • Characterization of microbial metabolites
  • Systems Biology
  • Pathway Analysis and Biomarker Discovery

Data science

  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Automated data processing pipelines
  • Data Visualization and Interpretation
  • Statistics

About NIZO Food Research

Based in Ede, the Netherlands, NIZO is a globally leading, private, and independent contract research organization specializing in food and health innovation for over 75 years. Operating the largest open access food-grade pilot plant in Europe, we leverage the integrated power of science and technology to help our customers in transforming food and nutrition more successfully, sustainably and faster; ultimately leading to better food and health.

NIZO's Market position
We turn complex challenges into practical solutions, and help our customer to transform food and nutrition more successfully, sustainably, and efficiently.
NIZO office 75 years anniversary
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