Dylan de Jong

Dylan de Jong

Dylan received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the HZ in 2018. After a graduate internship at NIOZ, he stayed active in seaweed and started working as a researcher at research group Marine Biobased Chemistry.

Initially, he did a lot of research mainly on seaweed sterols and how their production is influenced by the growing environment. For the ALGOL project, he worked on characterizing sterols in seaweed waste streams. He also worked on the chemical taste profiling of seaweed for the Valgorize project and was a project leader for the FUCOS project. In this, the pigment fucoxanthin from seaweed was applied in sustainable, bioactive cosmetics.
In addition to his work as a researcher, he is involved in education. He gives weekly practical lessons to first-year chemistry students.