Jéré is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Molecules & Materials. His research is currently focussed on extracting food proteins from nut mixtures that are currently thrown away as waste. This is accomplished by extracting the proteins using polyelectrolyte complexes made from biopolymers.
Jéré has a PhD from the University of Twente, during which he developed polyelectrolyte complexes as extraction media for a variety of chemical compounds. Additionally, he showed that polyelectrolyte complex membranes can easily be modified with enzymes to make them (bio)catalytically active. Before that, Jéré got a MSc and BSc in Biomedical Engineering, where he researched, respectively, the creation of a bioartificial pancreas to fight type-1 diabetes, and potential new drugs to help speed up the recovery process after anterior cruciate ligament replacement surgery.