Dr. Lolke Sijtsma has a background and training in microbiology and (marine) biotechnology and obtained his PhD in 1990 at the university of Amsterdam. He has been working at Wageningen Research, Food & Biobased Research for over 25 years. Lolke works as senior scientist and projectmanager in international (EU), national and industrial projects dealing with a wide range of large multidisciplinary biotechnological projects including algae production and processing (lipids, hydrocarbons, proteins) and industrial biotechnology. Currently he is projectmanager/WP leader of, amongst others, the projects SPLASH and MIRACLES and AlgaePARC Biorefinery. He (co-)-authored over 60 scientific papers and 7 patents in the fields of microbial physiology, LC fatty acids, enzymatic processes, protein modification, peptides and marine biotechnology.