For more than 30 years, Danielle Janssens was the BRC manager at the BCCM/LMG bacteria collection. She started in 1982, with the late Prof. De Ley as first director of the collection and since then she occupied a pivotal position for the collection under the consecutive promoter-directorships of Prof. Karel Kersters, Prof. Jean Swings and presently Prof. Paul De Vos.
It is clear that her national as well as international engagements were of upmost importance in underpinning the fundamentals and the present success and importance of the BCCM/LMG bacteria collection.
The last few months Danielle Janssens trained her successor Ann Hellemans to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Danielle will stay on working part-time for the MIRRI project (www.mirri.org), making it possible for her to put all her experience as a BRC manager at the service of this European Resource Research Infrastructure.