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Biostimulants World Congress
Delivered as a Hybrid Event
Live In-Person Experience: 29 November - 2 December 2021Digital Experience: 6 -7 December 2021

Timo van der Zwan
Molecular Biologist at Acadian Plant Heath


Driven to develop sustainable biotechnological solutions, a passion picked up through a PhD in Microbial Biotechnology and a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology. Currently applying my molecular biology experience toward the research and development of seaweed extract-based biostimulants.

Outside the lab, I have enjoyed a number of years applying my passion for science through work as a Teaching Assistant and being involved in various science outreach programs.

• Capabilities: protein and metabolite production, purification, characterization, and application; nucleic acid purification and gene expression analysis; culturing and microbiology of fungal and bacterial cultures, from flask to bioreactor; characterization of bioprocess streams through qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry

• Technique experience: molecular biology (cloning, heterologous expression, DNA/RNA purification, RT-qPCR, RNA-Seq, ELISA), enzymology (kinetics, electrophoresis, activity and binding assays), microscopy (CLSM, AFM, SEM), chromatography (HPLC, FPLC), solid-state characterization (laser diffraction, oscillatory rheometry), mass spectrometry (QTOF LC-MS)

Agenda Sessions

  • Microbial modes of action of alkaline Ascophyllum nodosum extract-based biostimulants: Stimulation of soil health and plant microbe symbiosis