Our team:

Our international team consists of highly enthusiastic professionals, trained in microbiology, molecular biology, and drug discovery. This provides the foundation for cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality products and services.

Koen Dechering, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Dechering is a molecular pharmacologist with a background in pharmaceutical and academic research management. He worked as a director of research at Merck Sharpe & Dohme and as assistant professor at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Prof. Dr. Robert Sauerwein, PhD, MD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Sauerwein is an internationally renowned scientist in the field of malaria transmission with an extensive track record in basic and clinical research. He is head of the Centre for Clinical Malaria Studies (CCMS) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and full Professor of Medical Parasitology at the Radboud University Medical Center.

Maes van Lanschot, LLM

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. van Lanschot has over 20 years worth of experience in the financial industry, including corporate banking, treasury, debt restructuring and asset management working at ABN- AMRO and ING. He was Chief Investment Officer and member of the Board of ING IM Europe.

Karin Koolen, BSc

Research Technician

Mrs. Koolen has a broad knowledge of molecular and cellular biology and assay development. She previously worked at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands.

Judith Bolscher, MSc

Assistant Research Manager

Mrs. Bolscher has ample experience in immunology and cellular biology and has previously worked in academic and industrial research environments in the Netherlands and in the US.

Martijn Vos, MSc

Assistant Scientist

Mr. Vos is an expert in molecular biology and parasite transgenesis. He has a broad experience in Medical Parasitology and has previously worked at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands.

Angelika Sturm, PhD

Senior Scientist

Dr. Sturm is a molecular biologist with a broad expertise in malaria life cycle studies and entomology. She started her career in Germany and has continued her research in Australia before joining TropIQ.

Rob Henderson, BSc

Research Technician

Mr. Henderson is a skilled molecular biologist with previous experience in parasite epigenetics at the department of Molecular Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen.

Marie Miglianico, PhD


Dr. Miglianico has expertise in drug discovery and data analyses. Before joining TropIQ she worked in laboratories around the world and received her PhD from Maastricht University in the Netherlands

Laura Pelser-Posthumus

Research Attendant

Mrs. Pelser-Posthumus is an expert in experimental handling of mosquitoes and serves both TropIQ and the mosquito unit of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.

Godelieve Bosman

Laboratory technician

Mrs. Bosman is a highly experienced tissue culture technician with a strong quality control background. She has previously worked as a laboratory technician at MDS. 

Annemarie Barink


Annemarie is an HBO student and will stay with us for a six months internship.


Deeya Shankari Rajagopal

Master student

Deeya is a master student from the HAN University of Applied Sciences and will be with us for two years.