Karin Struijs

We conduct practice-oriented research together with students, aimed at responsible and smart use of the living nature. We work closely with companies that support the same ambition.

Our research focuses, for example, on the production of biobased raw materials based on fermentation, the development of separation methods for full use of residual flows from agriculture and horticulture, the development of new medicines by adapting substances obtained from plants, the development of alternative test methods to replace animal experiments or on the design of methods and software that can make use the enormous amount of available (genetic) data.

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    Research themes

    Within HAN BioCentre we focus our research on three main themes, namely: Biobased Research, Bio-information|Data Science and Drug Discovery. We fill in these themes through a number of specific research lines

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    We work with partners in various ways: through contract research, a joint subsidy project, a tailor-made course, or through facility sharing.

    We will gladly discuss the research options at the HAN BioCentre. Students can join us through an internship, a minor project or a graduation project.

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    Projects and partners

    Over the years, we have successfully collaborated with a large number of partners on a variety of projects.

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    Our team

    We develop scientific knowledge aimed at addressing questions from practice. We work in multi-disciplinary teams based on clearly different areas of expertise.


Conference Lector platform Biobased Economy

Lecturer platform Biobased Economy will hold a mini-conference on 25 April focusing on innovation and adoption of biobased materials and energy. The morning is reserved for a look at the future of the platform. Small groups will discuss cooperation, research and impact. During the afternoon programme, research takes centre stage in parallel sessions with six presentations and a lab tour. HAN BioCentre employee Bram Visscher will give a talk on Methane to Materials. HAN BioCentre is co-organiser of the event.

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Opening Connectr

Connectr, the gathering place for all things sustainable, officially opens its doors this year. HAN BioCentre has opened a lab in Arnhem where, among other things, the minor Biobased Innovations is taught. Soon more information about the exact opening date.

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From Molecule to Business network event

Boosting Pharma, Empowering Careers. With that theme, a new regional initiative will be launched on 30 May at Pivot Park in Oss. With the cooperation of HAN BioCentre's manager Carlien Verberne and ATBC's course teaching staff.

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Preclinical Drug Discovery

One of the courses of the Radboud Summer School covers all the important aspects of the preclinical stages of modern drug discovery. The course takes place at Pivot Park in Oss, former lecturer Pedro Hermkens is one of the lecturers. Start is on 1 July.

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Visit the home base of HAN BioCentre


Are you interested to learn more about one of our current or past projects, or would you like to discuss other research possibilities?

Would you like to know if our facilities are available?

Or are you a student and would you like information about an internship, graduation or minor project at the HAN BioCentre?

Feel free to contact us at:
email: info.hanbiocentre@han.nl
or telephone +31 24 353 19 00

Visiting address
Laan van Scheut 2
6525 EM Nijmegen
You can use the free parking space at Laan van Scheut 10.

Postal address
PO Box 6960
6503 GL Nijmegen