Meet our Management Team

Martin Hessing, CEO, has a background in Biochemistry and Heamatology-Immunology (Utrecht University) and held postdoc positions at Kyushu University in Japan and Sanquin in Amsterdam. He obtained work and management experience at the TNO-Nutrition and Food Research Institute and Organon Teknika (now Biomerieux) industry. In 2000, he was co-founder of AM-Pharma BV, a biopharmaceutical company on anti-infectives and sepsis and lead compounds in Clinical Phase 2. In addition, Martin was involved as co-founder in Biorion BV and U-PACT BV and in a number of other biotech start-up companies in various positions. He is co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed papers and 6 patent applications. Martin is co-founder to U-Protein Express BV.

Wieger Hemrika, Chief scientist, has a background in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (University of Amsterdam). He did post-doctoral work on peroxisomal biogenesis (Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam), heterologous expression and enzymology of vanadium containing peroxidases (University of Amsterdam) and worked on a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Tottori University of Japan. As a senior scientist, he was involved in the development of STAR-elements (Chromagenics BV Amsterdam). He established the ABC-expression Centre (Utrecht University), the predecessor of U-Protein Express. He is co-author of over 30 peer-reviewed papers and 1 patent application. Wieger is co-founder to U-Protein Express BV.
Roland Romijn, Chief Scientist, did his PhD at the University Medical Center Utrecht (Heamatology) and at Utrecht University (Protein Crystallography) on the structure and function of von Willebrand Factor. In a two-year post-doctoral study, he investigated ADAMTS13 (University Medical Center Utrecht). He is (co)-author of 18 peer-reviewed papers and 2 patent applications. Roland has major experience in molecular biology and protein purification. Roland is co-founder to U-Protein Express BV.