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IBED computational support team

IBED has a computational support team that provides state-of-the-art expertise in computational tools and the wealth of data that are fundamental to ongoing scientific research and education. We work in close collaboration with IBED researchers and students to transfer our specialized knowledge of bioinformatics, database management, scientific programming and geodata management and processing.

We are available to IBED scientific staff and students to help:

  • Access the best possible data sources and computational tools for your research including software, high-performance computing, web interfaces and advanced programming
  • Securely store your data in the short-term and long-term
  • Ensure that your analyses are reproducible, even in your absence, through best practices for data management
  • Develop analysis workflows
  • Use innovative techniques to visualize data and results
  • Provide written tutorials, hands-on training and documentation for specialized workflows and software

For questions or problems pertaining to ICT facilities (i.e. issues with wifi, wired network, workstation, laptop, hardware, etc.) please contact ICT Services.

The Computational Support team currently has five dedicated members and is part of the Lab & Infrastructure unit that supports the four IBED departments. You can contact us at, or see our personal pages for detailed descriptions and useful links related to our individual areas of expertise.

Dr. W.M. (Thijs) de Boer

GIS-Studio Manager

Dr. J. (Johannes) De Groeve PhD

Data Manager

Dr. F. (Fatemeh) Karimi Nejadasl PhD

Machine Learning Engineer

S. (Stacy) Shinneman MSc


B.C. (Berend) Wijers MSc

IT Developer High Performance Computing

We actively collaborate with SURF, the Faculty of Science specialist ICT support group (FEIOG) and the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) to coordinate high-performance computing and dedicated, secure storage for unusually large datasets. We are linked to the institute’s GIS-Studio which assists students and staff with spatial data analysis and provides them with up-to-date fieldwork equipment. We also contribute to tools and facilities developed by IBED departments.

We are also available to help you discover and use existing UvA resources related to: