Jan-Bas Prins is the Director of the Biological Research Facility and deputy Establishment Licence Holder at The Francis Crick Institute since October 2018. He did his PhD in Laboratory Animal Science with Professor Van Zutphen at the University of Utrecht. After post-doctoral projects at the University of Oxford, UK, and the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, he became the head of the pre-clinical division of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Erasmus Medical Centre. In 2002, he moved on taking the position of Director of the Central Animal Facility of the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.
He is Professor of Laboratory Animal Science and a member of the Netherlands National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. Jan-Bas Prins is Chairman of Laboratory Animals Ltd, Vice-chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Guido Bernardini on Education and Training in Laboratory Animal Science, Vice-President of the Institute of Animal Technology, Animal Welfare Officer and scientific advisor on animal welfare of Infrafrontier (IF2020), a past-President of FELASA, member of the External council for Comparative Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and an AAALAC ad hoc specialist.