The Utrechtse Life Sciences Association Amino (U.L.S.V. Amino) has partnerships with several companies and organisations. Underneath is a short overview presented of our current partnerships.

U.L.S.V. Amino is always open to new partnerships and partners, both for sponsoring and educational purposes. Please send an email to for more information on the possibilities.



The Dutch Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NVBMB)  represents students and professionals working in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology. The society aims to stimulate the field of biochemistry and molecular biology at a high professional level by promoting the co-operation and the dialogue between people in these areas of expertise. The main instruments of the NVBMB are symposia, lectures, prizes and travel grants, among others to MSc students. For example, the NVBMB nominates a speaker of the year, a famous scientist in the Life Sciences that will be invited to conducts a lecturing tour touching several Dutch universities. At the time being, the NVBMB has already more than 1000 members, of which a lot are from Amino!



The Dutch Institute for Biology (NIBI) is the professional association of more than 5400 professionals in the biology and life sciences. NIBI is an active, professional organisation with a clear mission: NIBI puts biology on the map! The NIBI has the following cornerstones:

  1. Make the interest of biology clear
  2. Be the driving force behind the network of Biologists
  3. Connect biologists and companies
  4. Ensure the keeping up in biology
  5. Commit to ensure a meaninful education in biology
  6. Work on biological conceptual development for everybody


Scientific Volume Imaging

Scientific Volume Imaging (SVI) is a world renowned specialist in deconvolution and image analysis located in Hilversum. SVI provides value for society by providing better tools for life sciences. In turn, scientists use these tools to improve the human condition. As a scientific consultant at SVI you become an expert in image analysis and advise customers on how they can best use SVI tools to solve their scientific problems. A typical day consists of contacting existing or new customers, testing their data, advising on which options fit their budget and giving training. You also have a chance to visit conferences around the world.


BCF Career Event

The BCF Career Event is a yearly event where numerous Life Science companies and organisation present themselves. It is very interesting for us Life Science students to see what our sector has to offer us and where you might end up working. This year the event will take place on may the 14th in the Beatrixbuilding. Click for more information on the activity page.


Ouwe Dikke Dries

Cafe Ouwe Dikke Dries (ODD) is one of the best cafes in Utrecht, with a good athmosphere, delicious food en good beer. Certainly things that contribute to the reason that the ODD is the Favorite Pub or the ‘Stamkroeg’ of U.L.S.V. Amino, where every month a pub evening (SKE) is held!


Hart van Utrecht

Hart van Utrecht is the pool cafe where we host our yearly pool tournament finals! Bonus: Members can pool here with a discount. For just €17,- you can play pool for 2 hours with unlimited drinks! Send an e-mail to for a discount code.



DressMe is a company specialised in printing textile and gadgets, based in Utrecht. Amino members can print their products, such as committee clothing, with a 10% discount!


Seed Valley

Seed Valley is the home to dozens of innovative companies that are worldwide leading in developing better plant varieties. Our seeds are spread all over the world. Did you know that more than half of all the vegetables in the world have their origins in Seed Valley?

Over 4000 employees work in Seed Valley on a daily basis to improve vegetable- and flower crops. Here ‘green software’ is developed, the genetic programming that determines how vegetables taste, the color and size of a flower, and a plant’s level of resistance  to diseases. This work never stops. Check our challenges: What will you do?


Rijk Zwaan

Rijk Zwaan is an international company that strives to produce the highest quality seeds and continuously invest in research and development. Rijk Zwaan is one of the top 4 companies in the global vegetable seed market. Together with their partners, they want to actively contribute to the world’s food supply and stimulate vegetable consumption. They provide a motivating and informal working atmosphere. Rijk Zwaan’s primary goal is to offer employees an enjoyable and sustainable job with good terms and conditions of employment.



ChaTime is a fun bubble tea store from Taiwan, that now opened its doors right in the centre of Utrecht! They offer a wide selection of delicous bobas and Taiwanese snacks. Amino members get a 15% discount upon showing proof of membership. Enjoy!