To optimize and expand our range of services and to increase our knowledge in collaboration with other companies and academic institutes, BaseClear has a dedicated research and development department. This R&D department gives us the freedom to address client-specific questions in a set-up that is completely independent from our standard production procedures. Due to the unique combination of specialists in bioinformatics, metagenomics and synthetic biology BaseClear is a valued partner in many projects involving genomic research.

R&D topics

BaseClear participates as SME in several R&D projects and proposal, including Horizon2020, TKI (Top consortia for Knowledge and Innovation), STW and ZonMw projects. Our research projects are defined in 5 specific theme’s:

  • Microbial (meta)genomics
  • eDNA (environmental DNA)
  • Wildlife forensics & customs issues
  • Plant genomics
  • Synthetic biology

We work together with some of the leading institutes on these theme’s, our partners include for instance NIZO food research, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, RIKILT – Wageningen UR, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Genostar and CAD4BIO.

In our R&D department we have several Ph.D. level scientists specialized on different topics. Danny Duijsings is our R&D director. He has a background in molecular virology and holds a Ph.D. from Wageningen University. Danny has years of experience in the field of molecular biology in both the academic world and biotech industry. His talent lies in translating research questions into simple and practical solutions in a multidisciplinary way, and this is reflected in his favourite quote from Albert Einstein: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”.

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