Our team

Enzypep’s management team consists of Peter van Tilburg (CEO), Timo Nuijens (CSO), Rodney Lax (CBDO),Marcel Schmidt (Lead Scientist) and Ana Toplak (Lead Biochemist) offering access to a wealth of knowledge on peptide and protein R&D, process development and scale up. The Scientific Advisory Board consists of Dr. Rinus Broxterman, Dr. Roland Callens, Dr. Paul ten Kortenaar and Prof. Dr. Dick Janssen. This team incorporates a strong mix of entrepreneurial power, industrial oligopeptide manufacturing expertise and scientific and operational proficiency. Supported by a skilled staff Enzypep has the required human capital to achieve the business objectives.

Peter van Tilburg

Peter van Tilburg studied organic chemistry and worked for 12 years at DSM in different positions from process R&D, project management and new business development. In 1999 he co-founded ChemShop and as a CEO build the company to a very successful process R&D and scale up company. After the company was sold to Cambridge Major Laboratories US he held the position of the CEO (2007-2014) of CML-Europe BV and build the company to one of the best FDA approved Process R&D and scale up companies for cGMP API’s in the world with app. 80 people. As of 2010 he is acting as a private investor and in 2012 he founded EnzyPep B.V..

Timo Nuijens

Timo Nuijens graduated in Drug Innovation at the University of Utrecht. He performed his Ph.D. project on enzymatic peptide synthesis within DSM Innovative Synthesis B.V. (Geleen) under the supervision of Dr. Peter Quaedflieg (DSM Innovative Synthesis B.V.) and Prof. Rob Liskamp (Univ. Utrecht). His Ph.D. was obtained in May 2012 and he started working for EnzyPep mid 2012. At EnzyPep he currently holds the position of the CSO and co-ordinates the R&D team in Geleen.

Marcel Schmidt

Marcel Schmidt graduated in chemical biology at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) after performing graduate studies at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and at the Chemicals Genomics Center of the Max Planck Society (Dortmund, Germany). In 2015 he joined EnzyPep and as a Lead Chemist he is responsible for the scientific development in the area of macrocyclics and bioconjugation (PECON toolbox). Besides, he leads several business projects and coordinates EnzyPep's academic collaborations.

Ana Toplak

Ana Toplak received her M.Sc. degree in 2006 from the Chemistry Department at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). After graduation she worked for GlaxoSmithKline R&D in Zagreb as medicinal chemist. In 2008, she joined the group of prof. dr. Dick B. Janssen at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) where she received her PhD degree in 2016 in enzyme engineering focusing on the development of peptiligases. Since July 2015 she is lead biochemist at Enzypep B.V.

Peter Quaedflieg

Peter Quaedflieg graduated from Eindhoven University in Chemical Engineering in 1988 and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry with Prof. Jacques van Boom at Leiden University (The Netherlands) in 1993. In that year he joint DSM where he held various positions in R&D and process development. Currently he is Principal Scientist Route Scouting and Science Team Leader Organic Chemistry at DSM Innovative Synthesis in Geleen (The Netherlands) and EnzyPep's Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Rowin de Visser

Rowin de Visser graduated as a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Technology in Eindhoven, after peforming undergraduate research at at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia). As of June 2017 she joined the EnzyPep team as a research chemist.

Linda Meekels

Linda Meekels received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical and Biochemical research in 2010 at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen. After workings as a genetic laboratory technician at the Maastricht University Hospital for about 6 years, she joined EnzyPep in April 2017 as a biochemist.

Jurgen Mateman

Jurgen Mateman received his Master of Science degree in chemistry at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. After that he joined EnzyPep as a research chemist in 2017.

Elvira Wijker

Elvira Wijker graduated as a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology and joined EnzyPep as a research chemist in 2018.