Bioinformatics Industrial User Platform

The BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) is a group of Dutch companies that use bioinformatics expertise and tools in research and product development. It is an open platform for knowledge exchange and informal discussions.

BIUP members have a common interest in:

  • informal discussions between industrial parties that use bioinformatics tools for research and product development,
  • an infrastructure for joined bioinformatics research (e.g. safe data repository),
  • stimulating relevant bioinformatics research,
  • shaping the competences of the bioinformaticians of the future.

BIUP organises several activities during the year:

  • company visits,
  • industry meeting at the annual BioSB conference,
  • networking events.


BIUP is open to anyone with an interest in bioinformatics in an industrial/company setting. To join the BIUP and receive regular updates about our activities, you can send an email to: Contact persons are:

  • Antoine Janssen – Keygene
  • Emiel Ver Loren van Themaat – DSM
  • Walter Pirovano – BaseClear

Past events

Companies involved in BIUP activities

  • Enpicom
  • Enza Zaden
  • Genmab
  • Microbial Bioinformatics
  • Data Computing
  • Epiexpressions
  • Corbion
  • Bluebee
  • Bayer Crop Science
  • DDL Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Abbott Nederland
  • Arthrogen
  • BaseClear
  • CLC Bio
  • Convey Computer
  • CrossLinks BV
  • DSM
  • FrieslandCampina
  • Genalice BV
  • Genetwister Technologies BV
  • GenDx
  • The Hyve
  • KeyGene NV
  • Monsanto
  • MSD
  • NIZO food research
  • Open Analytics
  • Pepscan Therapeutics
  • Philips Research
  • R Consultancy
  • Rijk Zwaan Breeding BV
  • S[&]T Experts Pool
  • XomicX