Sander received his MSc degree in Bioinformatics at Wageningen University. He is currently finalizing his PhD research, in which he investigates plant-pathogen interactions using modeling and genomics. Throughout his career he was involved with a broad variety of topics, including transcriptome studies, genome assembly, image analysis and systems biology. This has familiarized him with a plethora of software packages, programming languages and data formats. Apart from his work he likes to play pool and enjoys bouldering and cycling. Sander joined The Hyve as a data engineer, with a focus on the streamlining of data integration process.