Ard Ellens studied chemistry at the Utrecht University (Netherlands), with specialisations at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and Delft (Netherlands). He obtained a PhD in the field of solid state chemistry at the Utrecht University.
Peter studied chemistry at the Radboud University (at that time Catholic University) at Nijmegen (NL). His main specialization was biophysical chemistry, and his ancillary subjects were exobiology & physiology. He did his research for his PhD thesis at the Medical faculty (department of Physiology) of the Radboud University, in the field of allosteric interactions of the binding of oxygen and co-factors to hemoglobin proteins of various species.
Dick studied chemical technology at the University of Twente (Enschede, NL) with a specialisation in process technology. He obtained his PhD degree at the same university for the thesis “Hydrodynamic studies of two and three phase systems: Pressure influence.”
Ruben van Heck studied Molecular Life Sciences (BSc) and Bioinformatics (MSc, cum laude) at Wageningen University. Hereafter, he continued at the same university for his doctoral studies at the Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology. His PhD research regarded the use of mathematical models to describe, study, and re-design the metabolism of micro-organisms. He continued his PhD research during a directly following post-doc. As of November 2017 he works at EDP Patent Attorneys as a trainee patent attorney.