Marrie Tensen MAProject Officer

Marrie was trained in languages and cultures. She obtained her MA from the Classics Department, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After this, she pursued her studies at the Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA. Here, she devised a project jointly with the Department of Biology of Washington University. After her return to the Netherlands, she continued this project at the Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen.

After her years in the academic world, Marrie pursued a career in business. She worked at Akzo Nobel Chemicals in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom. She then moved to Micronic and its holding company Tracamyl in the Netherlands, a supplier of premium labware, precision engineered equipment and services to research labs of hospitals, agricultural, veterinary and governmental institutes as well as companies in biotech, pharma and food. Here, she worked for 18 years before joining TBVI.

In order to continue her archaeological interest besides her career in business, for one day a week  Marrie works as Research Associate at the Dutch National Cultural Heritage Agency, where she has specialised in archaeoichthyology: the study of fish bones from archaeological deposits.

“After a start in academia and working in business for many years, I decided that I wanted to dedicate my skills and experience to the not-for-profit sector. I am very pleased that I had the opportunity to join TBVI as Project Officer and I am excited to contribute to the success of TB vaccine development”.