Robyn Eijlander

Senior Project Manager Microbiology and Food Safety

As a Senior Project Manager at NIZO, I work on improving food and health with a focus on characterization of beneficial and harmful bacteria (in silico and in vitro) that are important for human well-being. In addition, a central theme of my work relates to spore-related issues in the food industry.

During my PhD and PostDoc research at the University of Groningen I studied various molecular processes in Bacillus species, including protein secretion, sporulation and spore germination. The growing need to help translate all these amazing scientific findings to practical solutions for industry motivated me to leave academic research and continue my career as a Senior Project Manager at NIZO.

I enjoy combining my knowledge and expertise as a research scientist and my developed communication and organization skills for efficient research, increased understanding of scientific data and insights, and leads for innovation and solutions for customers. I manage dedicated bilateral contract research projects, as well as long-term strategic R&D programs and precompetitive consortium projects.

Always happy to discuss further with you how NIZO and I can support you in the area of food safety and chain control, genomics and transcriptomics, and molecular characterization of bacteria!

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