Senior Program Manager
International Science and Technology Center
Dr. Hendrik (Henk) Visser has over 20 years of experience managing cooperative, international projects that deal with CBRN issues. During this period, he has managed over 50 projects for more than 60 million USD in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Caucuses, Central Asia, the Far East, and Central Africa.
Past and current projects cover technical areas, such as: bio-safety/bio-security, disease surveillance, toxicology, public health studies, drug development, diagnostics, cancer research, and agriculture, as well as, managed various physical upgrades to bio-laboratory facilities. Additionally, he has overseen projects and programs dealing with strategic trade control of dual use materials and equipment, nuclear safety and security, and various CBRN capacity building efforts.
Between 2002 and 2005 he was a visiting scientist in the Russian Federation as part of an US governmental sponsored visiting scientist program, to study the three-dimensional structure of membrane molecules of Yersinia Pestis using NMR spectroscopy. Before that he did a short post-doc at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory after he had completed his PhD in Biophysical Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. He obtained his MSc degree in Molecular Sciences at the Wageningen Agricultural University (The Netherlands).