MMGC experience and partners

Principal research consultant of MMGC is Dr. Trudy Wassenaar, with expertise in the fields listed below. Our secretary Ms. Becker takes care of all administration ( In addition, partners with excellent knowledge on European patents, graphic design, and bioinformatics can be called upon when needed.


  • 1998-present: Founder of MMGC and principal research consultant in academic and applied microbiological research. Research consulting is carried out by intensive Email contact, web conferencing and regular personal visits.
  • 2015-2016: Part-time associate professor at ORLN, Oak Ridge, TN, USA.
  • 2005-2009: Part-time associate professor at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Danish Technical University (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark.
  • International research experience: three-month research visits were spent at the University of Cape Town, South Africa; at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia; at the South-African National Bioinformatic Institute, Belleville, South Africa; and at ID-DLO in Lelystad, the Netherlands.
  • 1993-1998: Research fellow at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany), Institute for Medical Microbiology. Subjects of Research: heat shock and porin genes of Salmonella, hemolysin genes of E. coli and V. cholerae, and nearly all aspects of Campylobacter: molecular genetic characterization of virulence and colonization properties, genotyping methods, genetic instability, genomics, population genetics.
  • 1989-1993: Ph.D., later Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utrecht, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Netherlands. Subject of Research: motility genes of Campylobacter jejuni.
  • 1984-1989: Laboratory assistant at the Free University in Amsterdam, Department of Biochemistry, the Netherlands. Subject of Research: coordinated ribosomal protein biosynthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.