Maikel Verouden, Ph.D.

Maikel Verouden, Ph.D.

Researcher | Lecturer | IT & Organization contact person

Wageningen University & Research, Biometris


I am working at Biometris of Wageningen University & Research. With Biometris being the merger of the Mathematical and Statistical Methods group (Wageningen University) and the Business Unit Biometris for contract research (Wageningen Research). My research interests include Statistics in general, Statistical Genetics in Plant Breeding, Statistical Software development, mobile & cloud computing, programmable matter and teaching beforementioned topics. Being employed at both sides of Biometris I work 24h/week at Wageningen Research as a researcher, and 14h/week at Wageningen University as a lecturer.

As lecturer I am involved in the following courses:

  • MAT14303 Basic Statistics (also as Course Coordinator in Period 3)
  • MAT15303 Statistics 1
  • MAT15403 Statistics 2
  • MAT50303 R for Statistics (also as Course Coordinator in Period 4)
  • Statistics
  • Software Development
  • Programming
  • Teaching
  • Ph.D. in Biosystems Data Analysis, 2012

    University of Amsterdam

  • M.Sc. in Chemistry | Process Analysis & Chemometrics, 2005

    University of Amsterdam

  • B.Sc. in (Environmental) Analytical Chemistry, 1998

    HAN University of Applied Sciences






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Wageningen University & Research
Representative PSG WUR IT Users Council
Mar 2021 – Present Wageningen, The Netherlands


  • Represent all IT contact persons from Plant Science Group (PSG) in the WUR IT Users Council
  • Advise Facilities & Services IT on upcoming and ongoing ICT projects from a viewpoint of all PSG chair groups and Business Units.
  • Inform the Director operations PSG about ICT developments within WUR
Wageningen University & Research, Biometris
IT & Organization Contact Person
Jan 2016 – Present Wageningen, The Netherlands


  • intermediate between IT Facilities and Biometris
  • contact for HPC Anunna
  • first contact related to issues with laptops and desktops from Biometris
  • maintenance of calculation PC’s from Biometris
  • application-owner of R/RStudio/RKWard/MiKTeX and TeXstudio within WUR
Wageningen University & Research, Biometris
Researcher (24h/week)
Nov 2015 – Present Wageningen, The Netherlands

Research projects:

  • Statistical genetics on Sugar beets. In this project the aim is to optimize the field design for obtaining phenotypical data and to use this data in genomic prediction and ultimately perform genomic selection of the best performing new Sugar beet breeds.
  • Software Development Statistical Genetics Pipeline
  • Implementation Breeding Application Programming Interface (BrAPI) into a R package
  • Reimplementation ISTAB specifications into a R (isatabr) package
Wageningen University & Research, Biometris
Lecturer (14h/week)
Sep 2014 – Present Wageningen, The Netherlands


  • Statistics 1 (MAT-15303)
  • Statistics 2 (MAT-15403)
  • R for Statistics (MAT-50303)

Course coordination:

  • R for Statistics (MAT-50303)

Recent & Upcoming Talks

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