Aniek D. Van de Woude

R&D Manager


In 2012, after obtaining her PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Aniek van der Woude joined Photanol. Photanol’s technology is based on the genetic modification of cyanobacteria to produce a broad range of CO2-based biochemicals and the development of associated production processes.

Aniek is passionate about sustainability and making an impact using biotechnology. As the R&D Manager at Photanol, she is responsible for setting core research strategies and managing a team of researchers in R&D strain development on different project lines. She has been involved in patenting key inventions, GMO permitting and several European and national projects.