Our mission

Core Life Analytics empowers life scientists by giving them access to powerful yet easy to use web-based data analytics tools, that allow them to, rapidly and independently, mine their high content and high throughput data. Our products help them to leverage the power of cloud computing in generating the new knowledge required for the development of the cures of tomorrow.

Our team

David Egan

David Egan has almost 20 years’ experience in the delivery of high throughput screening services in both academia and industry; most recently at the Cell Screening Core, a screening facility at UMC Utrecht in the Netherlands. The experience of seeing his clients struggling to analyze large complex datasets with the result that many of them were underutilized inspired him to pursue the development of HC StratoMineR that would allow these clients to independently carry out high quality analysis of their data. He is a co-founder and CEO of Core Life Analytics.

Wienand Omta

Wienand Omta has 20 years of experience in programming and has taught courses in advanced statistics and data mining at bachelor and master level. He received a Bachelor degree in Computing Sciences, a Master degree in Medical Informatics at the Utrecht University and a PhD in Bioinformatics. During his thesis work at the Cell Screening Core, he worked on the development of HC StratoMineR and other web-based data analytics tools. He finished his PhD thesis in 2020 with the title Knowledge Discovery In High Content Screening. Wienand is passionate about the development of tools that give non-specialists access to advanced methods and is especially focused on usability. In his downtime, Wienand can be found in the gym. He is a co-founder and CTO at Core Life Analytics.

Job Mooij
Full Stack Developer

Job Mooij is a Full Stack Developer and joined our team as Employee #1. He was introduced to Core Life Analytics when he completed a ten week project in the Spring of 2019 and subsequently a nine month internship. He worked on the implementation of a module for interactive visualizations in the StratoMineR platform. This module offers the user to easily compare various data analysis strategies. He continues to work on this project with great enthusiasm as we continue the development of the StratoMineR platform. Job is also a student at Leiden University in the masters program for computer science. For recreation he enjoys cycling and walking his dog.

Victor Wong
Application Scientist

Victor Wong received his Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Toronto. He was a Canadian Institute of Health Research Fellow and conducted his postdoctoral training at Weill Cornell Medicine. He has diverse experience in a number of therapeutic fields, and his scientific focus has been on target discovery and validation to find novel treatments for a number of diseases such as diabetes, hearing loss, and neurological disorders. He is experienced in disease modeling in vitro and in vivo, as well as developing and driving high throughput drug discovery platforms for target selection, lead identification and optimization, and pre-clinical studies. As he saw bioanalytical technology rapidly advancing, and life sciences data sets grow in scale and complexity; Victor was motivated to join Core Life Analytics to help provide rapid and unbiased analytical tools to streamline the high throughput therapeutic development process for scientists everywhere. As an Application Scientist at Core Life Analytics, Victor works closely with our users to help them to leverage the full power of the StratoMineR platform.

Michel van Elswijk
Junior Backend Developer

Michel van Elswijk is a Backend Developer who joined in September of 2020. He works on improving the overall performance of StratoMineR and maintaining the core functionality of the platform. Michel also works on the development and optimization of new techniques within the StratoMineR platform such as various Artificial Intelligence methods. Besides working in our team, Michel is a student at Leiden University in the Master's program in computer science. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding and riding his motorcycle.

Christian Ramakers
Technical Sales Specialist

Christian Ramakers received his MSc in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science-Based Business at Leiden University in the Netherlands. There he developed an “angiogenesis on a chip” model, using the Mimetas organ-on-a-chip platform. In the start-up phase of Mimetas, he was involved in marketing and sales. He designed and implemented sales processes for the market entry of a new product and did consultative selling and relationship management in the academic, biotech and pharma sectors. In January 2020 he co-founded a video production company where does business development. In November 2020, he joined Core Life Analytics as a technical sales specialist. Here he works closely together with David and Victor to understand the user’s need and get StratoMineR into the hands of biologists to help them to improve their understanding of their data and accelerate drug discovery.

Coen Schoof

Coen Schoof is an intern who joined our team in February of 2021. Coen works on a software module that provides insight into crucial information such as customer behaviour originating from the StratoMineR platform. Using the software module, users can gain insight into metrics within their organisation and can make informed decisions based on it. In his spare time, Coen enjoys weightlifting and playing guitar.

Nino Vrolijk

Nino Vrolijk is currently studying for a Bachelors of Bioinformatics at the Hogeschool Leiden. For his graduation internship at Core Life Analytics, he is developing a deep-learning pipeline that is able to accurately classify high content screening data. When finished, the program will to rapidly analyse large quantities of HCS data. In his downtime, he actively competes in kick-boxing and enjoys being in nature.

Bart Vonk

Bart Vonk is an Intern who joined in September of 2021. He is currently working on the development of the StratoScale scalable computing platform, using the Cell Profiler open source image analysis platform for proof-of-principle. Other than working on this project Bart is a student in his final year at Hogeschool Leiden on the Bachelors in Bioinformatics program. In his spare time, Bart enjoys gardening, cooking and scuba-diving.

Andrew Kfoury

Andrew Kfoury joined the Core Life Analytics team as an intern in March 2021. Andrew received his Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems in Lebanon and is currently a Business Informatics Master's student at Utrecht University. Andrew is currently working on improving and implementing the StratoScale scalable cloud computing platform by providing insight on optimizing performance, processing time, and costs, as well as the development of the project. In his spare time, Andrew likes to work out, play video games, and kick-box.

Wietse Mulder

Wietse Mulder is the founder and CEO of GenDx BV a company based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, that offers innovative solutions for high resolution HLA typing. GenDX is especially well-known for their unique HLA gene amplification approach and intuitive software package: SBTexcellator® and SBTengine®. Wietse's entrepreneurial spirit together with his infectious enthusiasm and drive have proven to be a good mixture for undertaking new initiatives including KimerDx BV, a company offers accurate transplant monitoring tests that are used to follow the engraftment for a long period of time. Wietse’s advice and continued support of Core Life Analytics has be invaluable as we work to establish and grow the business.

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