Celebrating 30 years of BaseClear

We've come a long way! Join us in celebrating 30 years of research and collaboration with our clients.

Event information:

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Time: 16.00 – 22.00
Location: CORPUS Congress Centre, 1 Willem Einthovenstraat, Oegstgeest, ZH, 2342 BH



16:00-17:00  Registration & Drinks
17:00-18:30 Keynote Presentations
18:30-20:30 Dinner
20:30-20:45 Award presentation
20:45-22:00 Drinks


We are celebrating Baseclear’s 30-year journey while focusing on the future. Celebrate with us!

Our esteemed expert speakers, who are innovators and pioneers in their fields, will discuss how AI and data-driven applications could bring ingenious solutions for upcoming challenges. Explore AI’s role in the biotech sector, how it drives advancements in nutritional science and animal health, and learn more about the transformative impact of automation in industrial applications. Discover how data-driven solutions fuel breakthroughs in biology, genetics, and the intricate microbiome connection, paving the way for new insights into life’s complexities.


Dr. Bas Haring – MODERATOR

Professor, Public Understanding of Science

Leiden University

Bas Haring is a philosopher, author of science books, TV presenter and public speaker on science and philosophy. As a scientist, Bas Haring is unusual in that he knows how to reach a wide audience with his work. His main aim is to help people understand the world around them better.


Derek Butler



Bas Reichert



Erna Barel



Keynote speakers


Dr.  Hans de Nobel

Managing Director


Hans de Nobel studied Biology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and received his PhD in 1991. After six years of fundamental research at the University of Vermont (USA), Hans returned to Amsterdam to apply his expertise at the UvA in close collaboration with Unilever. In 2000 Hans switched from academia to join Genencor International BV in Leiden which was acquired sequentially by Danisco, DuPont/DOW and eventually IFF. Currently Hans is as Chief Scientist responsible for the product innovation pipeline for the industrial application of enzymes, microbes and polysaccharides. His team of over 200 scientists in the USA, Denmark, China and the Netherlands develops new products that significantly contribute to sustainable solutions for everyday challenges. New Product Sales resulting from these efforts contribute annually to over 30% of global revenues for the supported businesses. Hans is also managing director for fourteen legal entities of IFF in the Netherlands, and recently developed a new research/office facility for IFF in the Leiden Bioscience Park.


Dr. Alejandro Arias Vásquez

Associate Professor on Translational Neurobiology

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud UMC

Dr. Alejandro Arias Vásquez is an accomplished researcher and educator in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly ADHD and ASD. His work focuses on unraveling the intricate interplay between genetics, environmental factors, and the gut microbiome in shaping human behavior and cognitive traits. Dr. Arias Vásquez’s expertise lies in three key domains: Genetic Epidemiology, Gut Microbiota Effects on Neurodevelopment, and High-Order Analysis Methods. His innovative approach integrates cutting-edge genetic techniques with advanced statistical methodologies to identify genetic determinants of neurodevelopmental diseases. His pioneering research on the gut-brain axis sheds light on the previously unexplored links between microbiota variation and neurodevelopmental disorders, offering novel insights into potential therapeutic avenues. He not only conducts groundbreaking research but also dedicates himself to educating and training the next generation of scientists. His commitment to communication, education, and engagement with diverse stakeholders aligns well with the goals of ensuring the translation of scientific discoveries into real-world applications and societal benefits.


Dr. Hans Roubos

Director Digital Science & Technologies


Hans Roubos is Director Digital Science and Technologies at DSM-Firmenich, where he co-leads the Center for Digital Innovation in their global Science & Research organization. He holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology (2002) on the modeling and optimization of industrial bioprocesses using hybrid modeling. He joined DSM in 2003 as a Scientist Bioinformatics and Modeling and has been developing genomics technologies for bacteria, yeast, fungi and microbiomes. Over the years he has been active in in bioinformatics & modeling, synthetic biology, laboratory automation and data science. He is inventor in over 20 patents and has a H-factor of 31. He is active in multiple NL, EU and US public private partnerships, including EBRC, DTL, AI4b.io and Shikifactory100.





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