Writing Better Code

As a scientific researcher, you’re spending a lot of your time wrestling with software. Chances are, you write some of it yourself.

Unfortunately, beyond the one or two introductory programming courses you had in the first years of University, you have to rely mostly on self-learning. This means you waste a lot of time on reinventing the wheel, spending hours on things that should only take minutes.

During a short and intensive course, you learn some of the most effective strategies to improve the quality of your code, saving lots of time along the way.


Course duration: 2 days

Number of participants: max. 20

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Custom training

We can provide customized training courses, for groups or teams of researchers. Custom courses can be based on our available standard modules, or on newly developed materials.


More information: contact us

About us

Niels Laurens

Niels Laurens (email) studied Physics at Leiden University, with additional courses in Computer Science. He also worked as a software developer for the University. After obtaining his PhD in Biophysics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2012, he did R&D at a major Dutch multinational. Currently, he is manager of the Physics Department at Leiden University.

Onno Broekmans

Onno Broekmans (email) combined an MSc in NanoScience with a teaching job at a prep course in high-school physics. As much as he loved teaching, he eventually wound up leading the team that automated the course administration. After having been entangled with strands of DNA and eigenworms during his PhD in Biophysics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, he is now a software engineer at a high-tech startup that sells instruments for single-molecule research.



If you’re interested in talking to us, either about our available courses, or about other projects, please say hi to us at


L&B Tech.

Frederik van Eedenpad 7
2343 DL Oegstgeest
Phone: +31 (0)6 57311871
KvK Den Haag 58318577
Rabobank NL37RABO0102776806

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