Research interests:

  • Social responsibility of scientists in public interaction and public opinion forming
  • Novel forms of public communication
  • Ethical aspects of industrial biotechnology
  • Development of transdisciplinary action research methodology

Biography:

2009 - present

  • Full professor Science Communication and Group leader Biotechnology and Society, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology

2002 - present

  • Managing director and Programme leader Society Programme, Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation

2007 - 2009

  • Assistant professor Biotechnology and Society, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology

2007 (September-January)

  • Sabbatical at Cambridge University, Department of History and Philosophy of Science and St Edmund College, United Kingdom

2003 - 2006

  • PhD at VU University of Amsterdam, Prof.dr. J.T. de Cock Buning, 'A Short History of Talking Biotech: fifteen years of iterative action research in institutionalizing scientists’ engagement in public communication'

1999 - 2007

  • Executive Secretary, Department of Biotechnology and Graduate Research School Biotechnological Sciences Delft Leiden, Director Biotechnology Project Bureau

1997 - 1999

  • Manager Graduate Research School Biotechnological Sciences Delft Leiden

1991 - 1997

  • Project officer fund acquisition, international projects and education, Department of Biotechnology, and Foundation Biotechnology Studies Delft Leiden

1984 - 1991

  • Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Sub Faculty of Biology, respectively Curriculum development officer, Study advisor and Director of European education project

1984

  • MSc Biology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Prof. J. Hoeijmakers, ‘Genetic complimentation in Xeroderma pigmentosa’ and Prof. A.J. Waarlo, ‘National education of prenatal diagnostics’
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