Knowledge is at the heart of all our solutions
HatchTech is – and always will be – a knowledge-driven company. Since our foundation more than 20 years ago, scientific research has formed the basis of all our products and solutions. Our in-house Research Team was established soon afterwards, with the addition of two PhD students; it now includes respected poultry scientists whose expertise gives us a platform to innovate and evolve. Working from our headquarters in Veenendaal, our researchers regularly participate in leading poultry seminars and conferences around the world. Their work is often published in leading technical and scientific journals.
Meet our Research Team
Dr. Carla van der Pol
Carla holds a Master’s Degree in Animal Science and joined the Research Team in 2011. She began her PhD project on “Improving leg health in broilers through optimisation of perinatal bone development” in 2012, and received her doctoral degree in 2017.
Jan Wijnen MSc.
Jan completed his Master’s programme in Animal Sciences at Wageningen University in 2014 and is currently working on his PhD project, which explores the robustness of broilers and the link between incubation, chick quality at hatch, and performance in the grow-out period.
Thijme Hijink MSc.
Thijme completed his Master’s in Animal Sciences at Wageningen University in 2018, specialising in Adaptation Physiology. He joined the HatchTech Research Team after graduation.
Jeroen Snijders MSc.
Jeroen completed his Master’s programme in Biology at Wageningen University in 2019, specialising in Animal Adaptation and Behaviour. He joined the HatchTech Research Team after graduation. Jeroen will start working on his PhD project in March.
Our scientific capabilities give us a robust platform to innovate
Dr. Carla van der Pol | Head of Research - HatchTech
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