Meet our Management Team
Wieger Hemrika, PhD, Head of Protein Production and Biological Safety, 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 was co-founder of U-Protein Express BV and sold the business to IPA.
Roland Romijn, PhD, Head of General Operations and QA/QC, 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 was co-founder of U-Protein Express BV and sold the business to IPA.