Casper Vroemen

last updated 12/29/2017

Casper Vroemen

US Research Leader, Senior Staff Scientist at Danisco Corporation

3326 Agriculture Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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General Information


Head of Leiden Research and Development Department - Genencor International , Inc.

Assistant Professor Molecular Biology - Wageningen University

US Research Leader, Senior Staff Scientist - DuPont Specialty Chemicals


MscUniversity of California , Riverside

Msc - Molecular Sciences , Wageningen University

Ph. D.

PhD degree - Molecular Biology , Wageningen University


Board Member - Dutch School Silicon Valley

Member - Palo Alto University Rotary Club

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Board - Dutch School Silicon Valley

Casper Vroemen- Board member
Casper Vroemen is the US Research Leader at DuPont Industrial BioSciences and works and lives in Palo Alto. He leads biotechnology research teams at four sites across the US, developing industrial biotechnology products used in biofuels, biomaterials, cleaning products, and human and animal nutrition. Casper led an R&D team in Leiden, the Netherlands, before moving to Palo Alto with his family in 2013. He holds MSc and PhD degrees in Molecular Biology from Wageningen University, and also studied at the University of California, Riverside, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. He was an international track and field runner and member of the Dutch National Athletics team for many years, and still enjoys running. Casper currently volunteers as track and field and cross-country coach at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto, and is a member of the Palo Alto University Rotary Club. His two sons, both attending public schools in Palo Alto, are enrolled in the Dutch School of Silicon Valley in Palo Alto.

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Casper Vroemen
Casper Vroemen, Staff Scientist and Head of Genencor R&D at the Netherlands-based Leiden site, attended Wageningen University, where he received an Msc in Molecular Sciences in 1992. As part of his Msc, he worked at the biotech company Gist-brocades in Seclin, France, and studied the final year of his Msc at the University of California, Riverside. He went on to graduate at Wageningen University, where he studied the genetic control of seed development in the model plant Arabidopsis. Part of his thesis work was done at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. He received his Ph.D. in 1998, and continued his thesis research first as post-doc, and later as Assistant Professor at Wageningen University. In 2004, Casper moved to Genencor International in Leiden, the Netherlands. He began as Scientist Bacterial Strain Development to further improve production strains used in Genencor's manufacturing plants, and then became project leader of new detergent enzyme development. In 2006, Casper took the position of Head of Genencor's Leiden R&D department, which functions as the company's global Center of Excellence for protein engineering and high throughput screening. A main focus of the Leiden department is the engineering of enzymes for biomass applications. Casper also leads a team involved in developing new enzyme products for the grain processing industry.

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ProteoNic and Genencor Sign Research Agreement - News - - More protein, lower costs

Casper Vroemen, Head of Genencor's R&D in the Netherlands: "Genencor is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of industrial enzymes.

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