Dick grauduated MSc in Computer Science at the TU Delft (Delft University of Technology). He performed his PhD research in the Pattern Recognition Group of that university, on neural networks for nonlinear feature extraction in images. After that, he was appointed scientists/teacher bioinformatics at the TU Delft in bioinformatics and pattern recognition. In his research, Dick co-operated with e.g. the Department of Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology and various research groups in biology and medicine. From November 2013 Dick is professor and chair manager Bioinformatics at Wageningen University.
The inaugural lecture will be entitled:
Biologie als data science:
Zen en de kunst van de bioinformatica