As of 1 May 2018, Nicole de Voogd has been appointed as Professor by special appointment Global change and marine ecosystems at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML). She is currently senior researcher at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the field of tropical marine ecosystems.
In 2005, De Voogd obtained her PhD at the UvA on biodiversity of Indonesian sponges and on cultivation of sponges in sea for their pharmaceutical potential. A year earlier, in 2004, she was already appointed as senior research at Naturalis, where she still works. She is seen as a multidisciplinary expert in the field of tropical marine ecosystems. She combines disciplines such as systematics, ecology, phylogeny, chemical ecology, microbiology and biogeography. Moreover, she is known for her productivity, with many publications and citations. She received multiple grants, such as an Aspasia grant and a Vidi grant.