Herwig Bachmann

Dr. Herwig Bachmann

Contact details
O2 building, room 02E51
T: +31 318659652


My research evolves around optimising fermentations. I do this part time at the VU University and part time at NIZO Food Research.

Research topics I am working on include

  • Microbial metabolism
  • Experimental evolution
  • The role of spatial structure on selection and microbial interactions
  • Optimisation of growth rate/yield (micro-droplet technologies)
  • Evolutionary trade-offs e.g. how does growth rate impact the formation of secondary metabolites


  • Fermented products including dairy and plant based proteins
  • Production of biomass and metabolites
  • Bio-purification: microbial removal of undesired compounds from eg. plant based raw materials