SPOILERS2013 Scientific Committee > Stanley BRUL (UvA Amsterdam )
Stanley Brul (1964) was trained as Biochemist and graduated "cum laude" in 1986. In 1991 he obtained a PhD with a doctoral thesis entitled "Biochemical and Genetic Aspects of Peroxisome Biogenesis in Mammalian Cells".
He then started in 1990 as a post-doctoral fellow at Nijmegen University to study the biogenesis of the hydrogenosome at the Department of Microbiology and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Nijmegen. In 1992 Stanley Brul a obtained National Science Council scholarship for a visit to the Rockefeller University New York (lab. prof. Miklos Muller, who discovered hydrogenosomes). Subsequently, in 1994, he was awarded an NWO (NATO) TALENT Stipendium for a stay at the International Institute for Cellular and Molecular Pathology in Brussels to study the cell and molecular biology of protozoa.
In 1994 Stanley Brul moved to Unilever Research & Development where he was appointed as a scientist in the field of fungal physiology and molecular biology. From 1994-1999 he fulfilled at Unilever several scientific and managerial positions from project to program manager. In addition he received training in project management and general management from the London Business School, the Lausanne Business School and INSEAD, France.
In 1999 Stanley was appointed professor of Industrial Microbiology on an endowed chair at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences of the University of Amsterdam while staying 4 days appointed at Unilever Research & Development as senior scientist novel (micro)biological technologies in the Science area Food Processing. As of 2002 the University appointed him as full professor of Molecular Biology & Microbial Food Safety (MBMFS) at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences while remaining part-time active as consultant for the Unilever Food & Health Research Institute. From 2003 on he acted as coordinator of the masters program in Medical Biochemistry of the University.
Since end 2007 Stanley Brul is fully employed by the University. Concomitantly he was appointed director of the bachelors program in Bio-medical Sciences at the University while remaining master track coordinator. Stanley Brul teaches courses in molecular (micro)biology and human physiology.
In 2005 the Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence asked for a peer review of their program and in 2007 Stanley Brul was part of a 4 member technology audit of the Life Sciences part of TNO Quality of Life . In 2007 the University of Tasmania appointed him as Distinguished Research Scholar. He was chairman of the Dutch Society for Microbiology until 2009 and editor of FEMS Yeast Research. Currently he is editor of Elseviers’ food technology journal Innovative Food Sience and Emerging Technologies & J. of Biotechnology and Biomedicine an open source journal. From 2003-2007 Stanley Brul was a member of the EU Advisory Group on Food Safety & Food Quality for the EU framework VI program. Currently Stanley Brul is chairman of the Dutch Institute for BioSciences, he is on behalf of the Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology member of the general council of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies, Expert Advisor of the Strategic Research Program of the IFR (UK), member of the Faculty of 1000, the Dutch BioScience Forum and the ‘ad hoc’ Committee BioSciences of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW).