Our team consists of experts from various disciplines. This collaborative approach allows us to examine each problem from multiple perspectives and develop practical solutions.
She now maintains the insect colonies in the Insect Pilot Plant and assists in research regarding insect optimisation and the use of by-products as insects feed.
She conducts research with microalgae and is responsible for algae stock and lab-scale research.
she focuses on processing insect and algae biomass into bio-based raw materials and end products
Erwin holds a PhD in Biochemistry. In academia and industry, he has gained extensive expertise in microbiology and biotechnology, and is now researching sustainable applications for microalgae cultivation.
PhD in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Expertise in microbiology. Currently conducting research on microalgae.
Geert investigates the sustainable processing of insects and microalgae into biomass and derived biomaterials. Application and evaluation of the biomass/biomaterials in food, feed and technical applications lays also within his expertise.
She is responsible for preparing the financial reports of all ongoing research projects and provides support to the research team.
She focuses on projects for the application of insects and algae as biomass and raw materials. She also co-develops analyses for the characterisation of this biomass and associated substrates and by-products.
Expertise in CO2 capture and storage, data analysis and modeling
A PhD student in Biology with expertise in the field of insect breeding, biology, biochemistry, food industry and genetic engineering.
She’s specialized in the breeding of various insect species. Her research focuses mainly on cultivation optimization, but she is also involved in consultancy and communication.
research manager at the Centre of expertise Sustainable Biomass and Chemistry.
Researcher in the Downstream Processing team. She participates in projects on the processing of insects & algae and biomass analysis.
Siebe has developed his expertise in insect breeding within the research group and focusses on the optimisation of the insect breeding process. He also guides companies through the first steps of insect breeding.
He is a full-time researcher in the Downstream Processing team and is currently involved in the ValoReSect project (valorisation of insect frass) and the Vigorous project (biostimulants for agriculture from algae).
Expert in entrepreneurship support, grant project writing and implementation, and general Business Development.