Mission Statement

We develop and validate methods for organizing, summarizing and visualizing complex biological data for systems biology through the integration of bioinformatics and biostatistics.

Tasting by Measuring

Age Smilde, Robert Hall (Wageningen Universiteit & Researchcentrum) and Thomas Hankemeier (Universiteit Leiden) have been awarded a NWO Technology Area (TA)-grant to study, together with food companies DSM and Unilever, the flavour profile of food products.

Award winning paper on the front page of Metabolomics

Metabolimics front page

The award winning paper by Ewa Szymańska and her collegues from the BDA group received extra attention when it featured on the front page of the October issue of Metabolomics.

BDA group paper receives the 2014 Best Paper award of the Metabolomics Society

Paper award 2015

The paper of Ewa Szymańska, Edo Saccenti, Age Smilde and Johan Westerhuis, on validation of diagnostic statistics for PLS-DA models in metabolomics studies , received the 2014 Best Paper award of the Metabolomics Society for the highest total number of citations during the previous three years. The Metabolomics Society's Publication Awards recognise outstanding scientific publications within the Metabolomics journal.

Johan Westerhuis extends collaboration with NWU Faculty of Natural Sciences' School of Physical and Chemical Sciences.

Johan Westerhuis

"At present the NWU does not have a senior expert in the field of Bioinformatics, which is essential for unlocking metabolomics information. This is where Prof Westerhuis will make his contribution as extraordinary professor..."Read more