About the blog DNAcoil.com
I’ve started this blog in 2013 to just write about the (science) articles I read and to highlight some hidden gems amongst them. If you have any questions, comments or spotted a typographic error (don’t worry I’ll hide a few in every post) feel free to drop a line in the comments or send me an email at i [at] iric.nl
About Eric van der Helm
Eric van der Helm is an accomplished biotechnology R&D leader with a broad international background in synthetic biology, drug discovery, microbiome research, and bioinformatics. After completing his undergraduate studies in The Netherlands, he joined David Baker’s research group at the University of Washington (UW) in the USA, where he concentrated on computational design of protein-protein interactions for cancer immunotherapy. Eric earned his PhD in the Sommer lab in Denmark, where he led the development of an innovative drug discovery platform using genetically engineered bacteria.
Over the past six years, Eric has been instrumental at SNIPR BIOME in his role as VP of Scientific Affairs, Automation & Bioinformatics. He has successfully established multiple departments and played a critical role in the development of the company’s microbiome modulation platform utilizing CRISPR-Cas technology. Eric has also led the acquisition of $10 million in non-dilutive funding and spearheaded the company’s first publication on its technology in Nature Biotechnology. Recognized for his unique blend of technical expertise and interpersonal skills, Eric excels at building cohesive teams that drive innovation.