Behind NimaGen. A great Team of People


Meet our Team

NimaGen, based in Nijmegen The Netherlands, was founded in 2011 under the Biolegio Holding by Ruud van der Steen (CEO Biolegio) and Joop Theelen (former Application- and Product Development Scientist at Applied Biosystems).

Our resourceful specialists are dedicated to delivering premium quality products and services to DNA sequencing laboratories around the globe, with an emphasis on both proven and innovative solutions for Capillary Electrophoresis (Sanger Sequencing) and Next-generation Sequencing powered by patented Reverse Complement PCR technology.

Ruud van der Steen MSc

Owner / Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Joop Theelen BSc

Co-founder / Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Rogier van Otterlo MBA BSc

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Steven Garside BSc

Account Manager UK & Ireland / Business Development Manager B2B

Gerrit Volkmann PhD

Account Manager DACH / Distributor Manager

Colinda van der Zeeuw BSc

Account Manager BeNeLux

Pieter van Oers MSc

Senior Business Development Manager Forensics

Eva Janssen-Megens MSc

Laboratory Manager / Senior Research Technician NGS

Simon van Reijmersdal BSc

Team Leader R&D Laboratory / Senior Research Technician NGS

Rowenna Bijl BSc

Laboratory Technician NGS / QA

Erik de Jong BSc

Laboratory Technician NGS / QA

Romany van Tienen BA

Customer Service and Order Management

Yvonne Diepeveen

HR / Finance Manager

Mariana Piedade BSc

Laboratory Technician Sanger Sequencing

Constantin Paun PhD

Operations Manager

Melanie Arts MSc

Research and Development Scientist Forensics

Katelyn Richards MSc

Marketing Specialist

Anja Pen PhD

Distributor Channel Manager
Product news

Latest news

News | 14.03.23

LifeGene (Israel): Welcome to the NimaGen Distributor Network!

We are happy to share that we have set up a new collaboration with LifeGene Ltd. As of March 1st, 2023, LifeGene will exclusively distribute the NimaGen portfolio in Israel. This Israeli company, based in Modi’in, has been a longstanding partner of NimaGen. Now, we are strengthening the ties by setting up an official distribution agreement. LifeGene serves customers in biological, chemical, forensic as well as diagnostic fields. We look forward to supporting our customers in Israel with this collaboration.   
News | 07.12.22

Invent Technologies (Bangladesh) : Welcome to the NimaGen Distributor Network!

Invent Technologiesi was first incorporated in 2007 the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh. They aspire to transform Human Health, Livestock, Agricultural, Industrial and Environmental Sector for better human lifestyle through the power of genomics. We are looking forward to collaborating with Invent Technologies and are certain that they will provide our customers in Bangladesh with excellent support and service.