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.
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.”
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.
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.
Stéphanie Bruekers studied Molecular Life Sciences (BSc and MSc, cum laude) at Radboud University Nijmegen. For her dissertation she researched the differentiation of individual skin cells at the University of Cambridge (VK). Subsequently she performed her doctoral studies on the influences of substrate structures on cellular development at the Radboud university Nijmegen in the department of Physical-Organic Chemistry.
Tariq has a background in mechanical engineering (BSc) and aerospace engineering (MSc, cum laude). Following the completion of his masters at Delft University of Technology, he pursued his doctoral education in the aero and hydrodynamics laboratory also at TU Delft. He received the young scientist award in 2019 for his work on multiphase flows. He has a broad experience in statistical analysis, physics and high performance computing.
Hessel has an academic background in Molecular life sciences (BSc, University of Groningen) and Infection biology & Immunology (MSc, Erasmus MC Rotterdam). He performed his doctoral research at the Erasmus MC on the development of antibiotic-nanomedicines for the treatment of lung infections.