Anthony Verschoor PhD MSc

Anthony Verschoor PhD MSc

  • Scientific researcher
  • Project manager

Anthony Verschoor is team leader and a researcher in the Microbial Water Quality and Health team. He studied aquatic ecology and water quality management, and did his PhD research on microalgae. He then worked further in the fields of microbiology and biotechnology, acquiring experience in different areas across scientific research, consultancy and R&D. This primarily involved the use of aquatic organisms for water treatment, biomass production and resource recovery from water. Currently Anthony works on biological activity (stability) in drinking water, horticulture water and industrial water, and on the microbiological risks associated with surface water and water reuse. He participated in the further development of the Continuous Biofilm Monitor (CBM), has been involved in various national and international projects on Legionella, and in projects on (risks of) cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Anthony is a specialist in microbial ecology, biological stability, surface water quality and closing loops (circular economy). The Microbial Water Quality and Health team collaborates closely with the Microbiology Laboratory on the application and development of state-of-the-art techniques for microbiological research. Based on this broad expertise, they also assess third-party microbiological analytical techniques and technologies, for example, through proficiency testing, European Technology Verification (ETV), and as a test laboratory in the WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies.