Mateusz obtained his master degree in Biotechnology with specialization Biophysics, at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. He used live-cell imaging techniques and fluorescence confocal microscopy to study the dynamics and structure of the cell nucleus. In 2010, he moved to Amsterdam and worked at the RNA Biology & Applied Bioinformatics Unit at the University of Amsterdam in the Virtual Laboratory for Plant Breeding project as a scientific programmer. Mateusz worked there on the development of the web based interactive visualization for allelic variation in crop plants and on next-generation sequencing data analysis. 

In 2013, Mateusz joined the Netherlands eScience Center as a Research Software Engineer working on the projects involving programming in Python, R, Web applications in JavaScript, software containers and orchestration. Between 2017 and 2019, Mateusz has been working at the Dutch Techecenter for Life Sciences as a Scientific Community Manager. During this time he has also been involved in ELIXIR project as a deputy training coordinator ELIXIR-NL and the co-lead of the Software Development Best Practices Working Group. 

In September 2019 Mateusz joined the Netherlands eScience Center in the role of Community Officer with the focus on communities and training around Research Software Engineering, software best practices and sustainability, and the role of software in open science and reproducible research. Since 2015, Mateusz has been involved in the Carpentries community, first as an instructor, later contributor, mentor, Executive Counsil member and instructor trainer. He is also leading the Dutch chapter of the Carpentries and is on the core team of nl-RSE community.

Carlos obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Exeter. Afterwards he worked on various research projects at the University of Exeter and Plymouth University in collaboration with industrial and academic partners in a wide range of topics: automatic detection of abnormal energy consumption in buildings, video tracking of dairy cows, modelling high performance storage systems and segmentation of medical images.

At the eScience Center, he has worked as an engineer in diverse projects in digital humanities and life sciences, developing expertise in natural language processing, linked open data and software sustainability. He is also a certified Software Carpentry instructor and is frequently involved in organising trainings.

Mariëtte van der Zande studied Business Administration (major in Accounting) at the University of Groningen including a semester at the Ajou University in Suwon, South Korea. After graduation she worked in different finance roles for Deloitte Accountants, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and VBK Uitgevers.

Marije has a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business Management, and has completed part of her bachelor studies in Australia. She consecutively completed an honours degree in Anthropology at the university of Pretoria in South Africa, where she also lived and worked during the following 6 years. Marije has worked for many years in international HR roles in corporate organizations, among which Nike EHQ. She has more than 10 years of experience in the fields of recruitment, international mobility and general HR processes and operations.

In August 2019 Marije joined the eScience Center as Human Capital Advisor.

Tom holds a PhD in Communication Science. He has studied Communication Science (MSc) and Journalism (MA) at the University of Amsterdam. The emergence and impact of new ICT and media technologies has always been a key theme in his work. After working as a television and newspaper journalist, he has been a PhD candidate and a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and has been involved in various research projects in the field of social media, journalism and politics. Between 2012 and 2016, Tom worked as a researcher and consultant at the department Strategy & Policy of the Information Society of TNO. He has been involved in national and international research projects related to technology acceleration, smart industry, entrepreneurship, big data, privacy and telecommunication. Furthermore, Tom is the co-author of the Handboek Nieuwe Media (Handbook New Media) and is a mentor for the tech accelerator Startupbootcamp Amsterdam.

Karima completed the training Sociaal-juridische Dienstverlening at Frans Hals College. She has over 15 years of working experience at different companies in different disciplines. 

In February 2016, Karima joined the Netherlands eScience Center as a Secretary.

Noura studied bussiness economics at the Hoge School van Amsterdam. She finished her bachelor in 2014. During her study she did interns at the Belastingdienst and the Gemeente Amsterdam.’’

In February 2016 Noura joined the Netherlands eScience Center as Assistant Operations.

Prem Rajaram worked several jobs in the banking sector. First as financial support and then, for the last ten years, IT support. He also coached young people towards getting their driver’s license.

Sacha completed the Executive Secretary training at Schoevers. After Schoevers she achieved two Cambridge certificates. She has more than 20 years of working experience at different companies.

In March 2013, Sacha joined the Netherlands eScience Center as a Senior Secretary. Sacha now also acts as communications assistant and is responsible for the organization of eScience events.

Kim obtained her MSc degree in Economics from VU University with a specialization in Marketing.

Before joining the Netherlands eScience Center, Kim worked at Reed Elsevier as a Marketing Manager responsible for a portfolio of scientific journals across various disciplines such as Health Science, Life Science, Social Sciences & Humanities.


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