Jasper van Weerd earned his BA in Biology and Medical Laboratory research at the Saxion University of Applied Science and his MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente. During his master study, Jasper worked as a part-time researcher for ZebraBioscience B.V. on modulation-encoded multiplex DNA detection in lab-on-a-chip devices. From 2010 till 2014 he was a PhD-candidate under supervision of Prof. H.B.J. Karperien and Prof. P. Jonkheijm. During his PhD Jasper studied SLBs for directing cell fate, membrane electrophoresis and surface gradient formation. He is currently in the process of commercializing novel biomedical applications of SLBs.