Janneke Ouwerkerk

Division Manager Microbiology

In my role as Division Manager Microbiology, I manage R&D projects that match my passion for finding new ways to use microorganisms to improve food and health. Together, my team and I take on a broad range of topics: from dairy, microbial and plant protein fermentation, to process development of pro/pre/postbiotics, to food safety and chain control. Our end goal is to help our customers optimise the use of microorganisms to safely and cost-effectively enhance the health benefits of products for the food, cosmetic and pharma markets. 

After obtaining my PhD degree studying the anaerobic gut symbiont bacterium Akkermansia from Wageningen University & Research, I have worked for both pharma and food industry. Here I have combined this strong scientific background with my analytical, communication, organisational and interpersonal skills to develop high quality products that meet the requirements of both organisations and consumers. 

I look forward to learning about your challenges and ambitions, and working together to find solutions. 

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