The 56th board consists of:

Chair: Tanweer Joemmanbaks
Secretary: Tim Bosman
Treasurer: Harald Holm
Commissioner PR: Anne Kimpel
Commissioner External Relations:  Martijn de Roij
Commissioner Study: Samantha popma
Commissioner Committees: Naomi Berbée


Hi everyone,


My name is Tanweer Joemmanbaks. After being the secretary of the 55th board for eight months, I will continue the next four months as chairman of our association. This means that I will try to keep an overview of the various functions of our board and that I will lead a lot of meetings. I will, of course, aim to run these meetings as efficient and clear as possible. 


Currently I’m living in Hoevestein, one of the star flats around the campus. In 2016, I moved from The Hague to here to start with Biology. Right now, it is still not certain what I am going to do with biology, but the ambition to study abroad is there. In terms of hobbies, I will never get bored. From making music to the taxidermy of animals and the conservation of plants, I find a lot of things interesting to keep me busy. Furthermore, I like to go outside a lot to take a walk or a bicycle tour in beautiful areas.

For the time to come, you can find me in the Hok most of the time, so feel free to come by with a nice story or a good question! :)


Yours sincerely,

Tanweer Joemmanbaks



I am Tim Bosman, the secretary of the 56th board of B.V.W. ‘Biologica’. The coming period I will be the left hand of our chairman, Tanweer Joemmanbaks. The mails that are addressed at Biologica will be processed by me.


I was born in Arnhem, and every weekend you can find me there while I am working in Burgers’Zoo. The rest of the week you can find me in my room in Hoevestein. Meanwhile, I am in my third year of my bachelor biology. I am doing the major molecular and cell biology. The optional courses I am doing right now are mainly genetics and bio-informatics based. There is a big chance that I am going to continue in this research direction. Another big passion of mine is sending pointless mails. I would like to get one from you as well,





Hi everyone,


I’m Harald Holm, the new Treasurer of the 56th board. This means that I handle bookkeeping, review and subsequently arrange for reimbursement of declarations, support the Commission Treasurers and in general the finances of B.V.W. 'Biologica' on a day to day basis. I can be found on activities organised by B.V.W. 'Biologica' or in the Hok if I’m not performing Treasurer duties.


I’ve lived in Wageningen as a toddler, lived a few years in Lelystad and grew up in Utrecht. I’ve moved to Wageningen in January last year and moved into an apartment with three friends who are also fellow biology students. You can read about our home in the Missing Link of last Christmas. As a second-year biology student I’ve had to make up my mind on my major and I decided it is going to be Molecular and Cell Biology. When I’m not studying or working on board matters, I’ll be hanging out with friends or going out. I also love to cook and I’m a rugby fan. I even watch a game from time to time.


If you’ve any questions, you can always shoot me an email or ask me if you see me in the flesh.


I’m sure we’ll meet somewhere over the coming year.



Commissioner PR

Hello everyone,


My name is Anne Kimpel and I am the Commissioner PR of the 56th student board. I've already been on this board for half a year now, but I'm still the youngest boardmember. Besides organizing the graduations for Biologica, I will be part of the open houses. I manage this site and the LinkedIn of our association. Because of my position on the board, I am also part of the ScriptCie, IntrodukCie and the MeeCie. This isn't busy enough for me, so I'm also part of the OuderdagCie.


I'm a second-year student and I'm going tot follow Major A, Molecular and Cell Biology. 19 Years ago I was born in a small village called Engelen. I have 2 brothers: Floris and Maarten. In my spare time, I like to watch series and read books. I also love skiing, so I was definitely born in the wrong country. During the weekend, I like to watch Formula 1 races and meet with friends.


I hope to see you back at one of the many activities that our committees organize!




Commissioner External Relations

Hello everyone,


My name is Martijn de Roij and the coming period I will be serving as a boardmember; I will be the Commissioner of External Relations. This means that my main focus will be the finding and binding of new sponsors for our association. The finding of new sponsors has proven to be especially challenging and I’m very excited to try my hand at it. All our Biological activities have to be paid for of course!


Apart from being a boardmember, I obviously am a Biology student as well (second year now) specialising in ‘Molecular and Cell biology’ and next to this I do a double major ‘Ecology and biodiversity’. Furthermore I’m am a member of the Missing Link, SponsCie and the OuderdagCie. I also row at W.S.R. Argo. Fitness and going outdoors with my Biologist friends are also very important to me. I have a lot more hobby’s, but the most important ones are reading, watching films, parties, listening to music and also photography. I do need a bit more practice with the last one though, as my friends will probably agree!



Commissioner Study

Hello everyone!


My name is Samantha Popma and I am the Commissioner Study of the 56th board. This means that I get to talk at and listen in on different meetings and share my opinion on matters that involve our great Biology program. One of these meetings is the ‘OpCie’, where we discus the content of the study and the ways in which it can be improved. University-wide, I meet with the other education commissioners from the different Programs to share our problems and exchange ideas on how to improve the education at Wageningen University as a whole. I also represent ‘Biologica’ and the biologists of Wageningen at the LOBS every month. Here I get to look under the veil of the inner workings of other universities and how they solve certain matters. This way I get to know a lot about other biology students throughout the whole country. As Commissioner Study, I am also a member of the ‘Educacie’ and there we organize fun and informative activities for our students.


Now a bit about myself. I am 20 years old, a second year Bachelor student and I originally come from Hengelo (Overijssel). Here in Wageningen I live in a house with 4 other girls, of whom two are biologists, and my cat Kilo :) . I really enjoy my education and it keeps me busy. When I’m not with my head in my study books, I also love to read exciting books and watch series. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to come by or send me an email. I hope to see you all at our Biologica activities!


Sincerely, Samantha Popma

Commissioner Committees

Hi everyone,


My name is Naomi Berbée and I will be fulfilling the position of Commissioner Committees of the 56th board. This means that I am responsible for the communication between the boardmembers and the committees of B.W.V. ‘Biologica’. One of my tasks is also to establish new Committees. If you would like to become a member of a committee, then fill in the the committee-interest-survey (commissie-interesse-enquête) on our website. From there I will make sure that your reply gets to where it needs to go! My goal for this year is aiding the Committees in making it so that organizing an activity is as easy and fun as possible!


I come from the far far east, otherwise known as Enschede. I am 21 years old and am currently in my 2nd year of the Bachelor Biology. Later in this year I will futher my knowledge in the realm of Organismal Development and Adaptation by choosing Major B. At the moment I live together with four other ladies and a lovely cat, called Kilo, in a house in Wageningen. You can often find me either in the swimming pool near campus or in my bed reading a good book. So if you ever find yourself struggling to find what book to read next, come to me! I also love to bake, anything and everything from cake to Dutch ‘Pannenkoeken’, sadly I don’t have much time to indulge in this hobby. Instead I often cook for my housemates (who do actually appreciate this). At my parents' house I used to have 3 guinea pigs, so if you have any pictures or movies of your pets or just random animals, come to me and we can talk for hours!


I hope to see you the next time you come to ‘het Hok’ or during one of the many activities of Biologica!