Marit is from The Netherlands and currently pursuing her PhD at UiT- the Arctic University of Norway, as a part of the research group Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry. Her research work is specifically focused on lipid and pigment analysis of marine microalgae and bioactivity studies. All of this is being done under the AlgScaleUP project.
Prior to this,she completed her MSc in chemistry from the University of Amsterdam, where she concentrated on method development in chromatography and mass spectrometry. During her master’s thesis, she worked on the analysis of microplastics at the Norwegian Air Institute in Tromsø, and did an internship at the University of Copenhagen, where she was involved in the trace analysis of synthetic cannabinoids.