Organisation and information

Biotechnology Academy Delft – BioTech Delft

BioTech Delft organises biotechnology education at postgraduate level. BioTech Delft is coordinated from the department of Biotechnology of Delft University of Technology. At the department we perform state-of-the-art research for the design of bioprocesses and all underlying aspects.

Since its foundation in 1987, BioTech Delft has very successfully organised various types of short in-depth courses. We closely cooperate with leading experts from industry and academia. The Department of Biotechnology in Delft is known for several impactful discoveries:

  • granular sludge,
  • C5-yeast and the next generation biofuels,
  • simulated moving bed chromatography,
  • penicillin(-strain) process improvement, and;
  • anammox process to name a few.

All practiced and applied in large scale industries.


The board of BioTech Delft consists of the following people:

Dr. Jan-Maarten Geertman, president
Heineken Supply Chain, Manager Product & Process Research, Global Innovation & Research

Prof. dr. Jack Pronk, vice-president
Head of the department and Professor in Industrial Microbiology at Delft University of Technology

Prof. dr. Patricia Osseweijer, treasurer
Professor in Biotechnology and Society at Delft University of Technology

Prof. Marcel Ottens
Professor in Bioprocess Engineering at Delft University of Technology

Dr. Dennis Claessen
Associate Professor in Molecular Biotechnology at Leiden University

Dr. Cindy Gerhardt
Director Planet at the BioTechCampus Delft

Annual report

Please find the annual report on the activities of the foundation via the links below (in Dutch)



BioTech Delft is registered in the registry of the Central Registry for Short Professional Education (Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs, part of CPION).


Trade Register

BioTech Delft is registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) as “Stichting Biotechnology Academy Delft” under KvK number 41167492.

Biotechnology Sciences Delft Leiden

Advanced Courses

Currently, BioTech Delft offers biotechnology education through various Advanced Courses covering the multidisciplinary spectrum of biotechnology.

> Advanced Courses

Quality Management in Pharma and Biotech

The Advanced Course Quality Management in Pharma and Biotech was developed by BSDL and is currently organised by PAO Farmacie.

> PAO Farmacie

PDEng programmes

The PDEng programmes are special two-year postgraduate programmes that are aimed at those who wish to tailor their own specialisation to the needs of multidisciplinary biotechnological research and design, and lead to the degree of “Professional Doctorate in Engineering”. Originally developed by BSDL, these programmes are now hosted by the 3TU School for Technological Design / Stan Ackermans Institute.

> Stan Ackermans Institute

> Designer in Bioprocess Engineering