Dr. Joost Verbeek is a Program Manager of Technology at Enza Zaden. He is trained as an organic (radio)chemist, where over time his interests evolved into imaging techniques, and ways of understanding and interpreting of these images.
Later, Joost became a team lead at Enza Zaden, where his work focuses on researching seed quality by means of, amongst others, imaging of seeds and seedlings. There, he developed several projects using AI to understand and evaluate seed quality which have been fully implemented into practice. These new machines lead to a change of work processes and tasks for people on the work floor which are now fully supported in the operation.