Aart van Amerongen
From 1976 to 1983 Dr Aart van Amerongen studied Medical Biology at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, with emphasis on Immunology, NeuroEndocrinology and Biochemistry. In 1988 he obtained his PhD degree on a bovine and human phospholipid and cholesterol transfer protein at the Centre of Biomembranes and Lipid Enzymology of the same university. Subsequently, he had a postdoc position at the Central Veterinary Institute, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Lelystad, The Netherlands, on epitope mapping of antibodies by using synthetic peptides (PEPSCAN technology). In 1990 he was appointed as a senior scientist at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research to lead the expertise group "BioSensing & Diagnostics" (BSD).
About BioSensing & Diagnostics, Wageningen University & Research
The group BioSensing & Diagnostics (BSD), part of a not-for-profit contract research institute from Wageningen University & Research, develops Point-of-Care and/or microarray diagnostic assays. BSD has over 25 years of experience in (inter)national (EU-)projects, often in close collaboration with companies, both SMEs and multinationals, and is well experienced in performing bilateral, confidential projects. The focus of the group is on enabling quantification of these rapid and multi-analyte assays and the final goal is the application of such methods by laymen.