About Hoekmine BV

We are biotechnology company located within the iLab located within the Hogeschool Utrecht. Facilities include ML2 laboratories and a dedicated bioinformatics server.

Scope and Services

Hoekmine views microorganisms as complex structured communities. Complex microbial structures can be used to derive new optical materials (left) and compounds, such as drugs, which have new, commercial properties.

Hoekmine performs research, development and Contract Research within this area.

Projects and Collaborators

Iridescence: Creation of new structural colours to create new optical materials via biomimetics/nanofabricationby the genetic manipulation of bacterial. Collaborators: Vignoli Group, dept. Chemistry, Cambridge University, UK.

Fungal Topology for New Drugs: Triggering new morphologies and compounds by cultivation of fungi on miniaturized topological chips. Collaborator: Dr Jan Dijksterhuis, Centraal Bureau Schimmels, Utrecht.


Dr Colin Ingham -- CEO

Laura Caton: Scientist.