About

About KYTOS

KYTOS is a microbiome technology start-up company developing microbiome management solutions at the frontier of technological innovation. We have our origins in the Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET) at Ghent University, from which we build on decades of world-leading expertise in the management of microbial communities. 

We transform our partners into expert microbiome health stewards by empowering them with a unique blend of data science, technology, and microbial ecology insights.  We have a strong focus on agri-, and aquaculture applications, but have a large portfolio in fermentation, drinking- and process water, and niche sectors as well.

Our Team

Ruben Props

CEO, Co-founder, PhD

Ruben manages the team and spearheads the strategic vision to keep KYTOS at the forefront of technological innovation. Lives by the credo nec spe nec metu.

Jasmine Heyse

Principal Scientist, PhD

Jasmine manages our R&D activities and takes center stage in the development and maintenance of our predictive model workflow.

Frederiek-Maarten Kerckhof

Head of DevOps, Co-founder, PhD

Frederiek-Maarten safeguards our operational continuity, and has the lead in the development of our scalable cloud. He is a true wizard of operations.

Nico Boon

Innovation Officer, Co-founder, PhD, Prof.

Nico is our thought leader, he brings a continuous stream of new ideas into our roadmap and safeguards our scientific excellence.

Marc Indigne

COO

Marc brings over three decades of executive management experience in the aquaculture scene. His prime focus is to fine-tune our business offering and to develop our growth in the aquaculture market.

Ngoc Minh Ngan Bui

MSc. in Aquaculture

WorldFish intern helping us in finding new applications for KYTOS technology in Carp aquaculture systems. Learn more about her story here.

Jonabel Huavas

MSc. in Aquaculture

WorldFish intern helping us in finding new applications for KYTOS technology in Tilapia aquaculture systems. Learn more about her story here.

Kevin Mwangi

MSc. in Aquaculture

UGent intern helping us develop new product applications for KYTOS technology in shrimp aquaculture systems.

Thị Bao Châu Võ

MSc. in Aquaculture

UGent intern helping us develop new product applications for KYTOS technology in freshwater recirculating aquaculture systems.