We are excited to welcome Dr. Bert Wouters to the Allozymes team as our senior scientist!
Bert brings with him a wealth of experience and is a truly well-rounded technical expert, who has worked on everything from microfluidics to ‘omics, to NMR and mass spectroscopy. Bert previously served as an Assistant Professor at Leiden University where he was leading the “Enabling Analytical Technology” research Pillar of the Metabolomics and Analytics Centre, with a focus on the development of automated high-throughput and miniaturised analytical workflows. Bert was previously at Leiden University as a senior postdoctoral research fellow, and worked on metabolomics and NMR spectroscopy. He also pursued his postdoctoral work at the University of Amsterdam where he built an immobilised-enzyme reactor. Bert obtained his PhD in Advanced Strategies for one-, two- and three-dimensional liquid chromatography at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, which was awarded the Solvay award for outstanding PhD thesis.
But what really excites Bert about Allozymes is the opportunity to bring together and connect his expertise in droplet microfluidics, enzyme biology, and lab automation to make the world a more sustainable place. Bert is eager to streamline Allozymes’ technological processes behind the scenes and help bridge the different steps for a more efficient analytical pipeline.
“I have always loved working at the intersection of Technology, Chemistry, and Biology. At Allozymes, I see a wonderful opportunity to combine exciting technologies such as Droplet Microfluidics, Lab Automation, and Machine Learning to make a leap forward in enzyme performance. These new and improved enzymes will have an impact in a wide field of applications and help us to create a more sustainable world. I am excited to have joined Allozymes and am looking forward to building together with the team.” says Bert.
Welcome to the team Bert, we are excited to embark on this adventure and look forward to accelerating enzyme evolution together!