Prof. Roel Bovenberg

Prof. Roel Bovenberg, DSM (The Netherlands)

Prof. Bovenberg is a most successful industrial researcher. He is working as Corporate Scientist Biotechnology in a globally active biotech company DSM on natural product discovery programs, yeast strains and enzymes that can convert agricultural residues into bioethanol and various microbial cell factory programs for more sustainable production of enzymes, biochemicals and natural products, such as antibiotics. Another aspect is the development of both traditional evolution and bioinformatics methods for fast screening and safe engineering of desired microbial cell factories. In addition to his work at DMS, he holds a position at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, where he focusses on new cell engineering methods for filamentous fungi, to accelerate the discovery of natural products for – among other things – new antibiotics.