• Oracle/Unix/Linux system administration
• High Performance Computing
• Imaging platform tools
Oracle/Unix/Linux system administration
High Performance Computing
Imaging platform tools
Ruud studied B.SC/HBO-B Analist Botany and Microbiology at STOVA Wageningen, Post-HBO recombinant DNA Technology in Leiden.
Ruud started in 1984 at Organon N.V. (later Shering-Plough and lastly MSD) in Oss and worked for more than 26 years in the pharmaceutical industry. During this period, he held various positions. In 1997 he started working within the Molecular and Design informatics Department, maintaining and developing the Bioinformatics/Cheminformatics infrastructure. Ruud administrated the High Performance Computing infrastructure and maintained/developed web based Oracle applications (Incyte Genomics platform, Biolims, Genelogic Expression and Toxpressor platform, Rosetta Resolver, Spotfire and many other, including many Cheminformatics tools). Ruud helped scientists to run their Bio-/Cheminformatics computations on the HPC cluster infrastructure and was involved in Bioinformatics research to support the scientists. One of the applications he developed was the Biolims retrieval system, a web-based DNA sequence retrieval- and sequence alignment system. Ruud implemented the so-called "Warroom" at Organon, which made it possible to combine and visualize all information for multidisciplinary research teams to share and present information from Cheminformatics, Target-Discovery, Chemistry and Biological screening assay data.
During 1999-2011 he worked on Cloud implementations as proof of concept for Organon’s research (i.e. OpenNebula and OpenQRM cloudportal).
Ruud joined the Netherlands eScience Center as eScience Engineer working on the ctmm-trait.nl infrastructure and supporting currently nearly 1,000 scientists in the Netherlands involved in more than 100 projects.