Bas van der Zaan

expert water & health

+31(0)883357179 or +31 (0)623499738

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Dr. Bas van der Zaan is an expert in the field of environmental microbiology and is co-responsible for the program of Water & Health within Deltares. He focusses on microbial quality of surface- and groundwater in the perspective of human health and toxic chemical compounds.
Bas is an expert on DNA-based monitoring of micro-organisms in the environment, including antibiotic resistance, toxic cyanobacteria, biodegradation of organic compounds, and pathogens on microplastics, and he initiates projects on innovative monitoring tools.

Working experience

2008 - present Deltares Advisor/Researcher Environmental Quality
2004-2008 Wageningen University PhD-student (thesis: Monitoring biodegradation capacity of organic pollutants in the environment)
2003-2004 TNO Junior Researcher on Environmental Biotechnology