Genohm develops and maintains on-premise software solutions for laboratory management, and was aquired by Agilent in May 2018. Agilent provides laboratories in six key markets with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, and Genohm’s LIMS + ELN platform provides collaboration that furthers that goal, adding to Agilent’s substantial solutions.

Originally founded in Ghent (Belgium) in 2002 as a small two-person bio-informatics shop, Genohm re-established itself in 2011 as an EPFL Start-Up at the Innovation Park in Lausanne (Switzerland), focusing on guaranteeing compliance, traceability and big lab data management in highly complex and continuously evolving lab environments. With the successful launch of its main laboratory software automation suite, SLIMS, Genohm officially entered the lab informatics market, proudly serving a rapidly growing set of customers in widely varying research and clinical environments throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US. Today, Genohm has offices in Lausanne, Ghent, and Durham NC and counts a workforce of 40+ highly trained software and life sciences engineers.

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Frederik Decouttere


Frederik received his Master degree in Bioscience Engineering at the University of Ghent in Belgium. He focused on applying & evolving software architecture and patterns in the field of bio-informatics during the past 15 years. Since 2002, Frederik acted as CTO for Genohm, for which he has served and deployed bioinformatics and LIMS solutions for several fortune-500 life sciences companies, healthcare and R&D labs. In 2010, he was appointed as the new CEO of Genohm.

Martijn Devisscher


Martijn is active in bio-computing since 1997. He holds a degree in Bio-eEngineering and Computer Science from the Universities of Ghent and Brussels and has worked as an active researcher in both academia and industry. His areas of expertise are mathematical modelling of biological systems, data analysis and machine learning. In 2008, Martijn joined Genohm as a partner and Scientific Director. He was appointed COO in 2016.

Ruben Simoens

VP of Engineering

Ruben holds a Master in Mathematical Computer Sciences from the University of Ghent. He joined Genohm in 2010 as software engineer working on the company’s main product SLIMS. Focusing on improving the various aspects of the SLIMS development process and the feature set provided by the core of the SLIMS platform, Ruben was subsequently promoted to Development Team Lead in 2012 and Software Development Director of Genohm in 2014. Since 2016 he serves as VP of Engineering.

John Beary

Business Transition & Sales and Marketing Manager

John has an Industrial Chemistry from University of Limerick and completed his Masters in Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK in 2011. He has over 17 years experience in the laboratory instrumentation and data management sectors in various life sciences and applied market sectors. He moved from his last role as Lab Informatics Business Team Manager for EMEAI and joined Agilent’s Software Informatics Division as the Business Transition Manager for Genohm.


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Education Policy

Genohm believes in contributing to the formation of future talent. We make a habit of supporting this growth by hiring interns and apprentices, and since 2011, 10 of our 28 hires have been apprentices or interns – that’s 30%.

The task of accumulating enough work experience to launch a career can be daunting, so welcoming new graduates with fresh insight and learning into the workplace enriches our endeavors and mitigates the frustrations of not knowing where to start.

As our company evolves and these young minds get the chance to prove themselves, we all win and Genohm is committed to continue investing in this area.

Transportation Policy

At Genohm we are fully aware of the importance to act in a socially responsible manner in regard to transportation. Today, we have the responsibility to travel in an economical and eco-friendly manner whenever possible.

The company supports the utilization of public transportation and e-bikes by providing incentives such as half-fare travel cards and e-bike leasing that are offered to its staff in order to reduce the environmental impact of traffic generated by the company when commuting to work. Even when we are servicing a client abroad, public transportation is our favorite transportation. We do not provide company cars but travel cards and e-bikes to our employees.

At the same time, beside eco-friendly transportation, Genohm organizes sport outings and sponsors sport material and event participation in order to contribute to a better health of each employee. We believe in “Mens Sana in Corpore Sano”.


Invest in the team and the product, and Genohm will invest in you. We provide a collaborative environment that fosters each person’s talents and interests, giving you the tools to experiment and hone your skills. We are a dynamic small business, offering the flexibility of a startup but with the security and longevity of Agilent’s bigger business model. We offer a competitive salary in-line with your experience, and we don’t care what degree you have as long as you are talented and motivated to offer best-in-class service in whatever job you do.

Come work with us at these amazing locations: EPFL’s Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Hof Ter Dampoort in Ghent, Belgium, and the American Underground startup community in Durham, North Carolina.