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Staff members with discipline Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Molecular biology (cloning, mutagenesis)
Enzymology (kinetics, structural analysis)
Expression and purification of enzymes
Analytical chemistry (GC-MS, HPLC, NMR)
F.S. (Friso) Aalbers, MSc
Contact
f.s.aalbers rug.nl
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PhD student
Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Applied Microbiology, Protein production.
R. (Rocío) Aguilar Suarez, BSc
Contact
r.aguilar.suarez umcg.nl
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PhD candidate
M.Z.A. (Mohamed) Alimohamed
Contact
m.z.a.alimohamed umcg.nl
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P. (Patricia) Alvarez Sieiro, PhD
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p.alvarez.sieiro rug.nl
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Lecturer
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p.l.bakker umcg.nl
+31 6 5272 4869
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Research Analist
Main interest: issue engineering and use of stem cells in wound repair. Expertise in collagen (connective tissue diseases; fibrosis) and cell/matrix interactions.
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r.a.bank umcg.nl
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Professor
Structural Biology
cryo Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM)
Membrane Proteins
C. (Cristina) Batista Paulino, PhD
Contact
c.paulino rug.nl
+31 50 36 33402
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Assistant Professor, Head of cryo-EM unit
policy/strategy, academic & industrial partnerships, staff development & recruiting, quality management, technology transfer and public relations
dr. J.P. (Jan Peter) Birkner
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j.p.birkner rug.nl
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Research Manager
V.W. (Vincent) Bloks
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v.w.bloks umcg.nl
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Research Officer
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l.westers rug.nl
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Degree programme coordinator bachelor and master Pharmacy
Hematology, Leukemia, Epigenetic regulation of gene expression
dr. V. van den Boom
Contact
v.van.den.boom umcg.nl
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r.a.l.bovenberg rug.nl
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Honorary professor Synthetic Biology and Cell Engineering
Next generation probiotics
Gut microbiome interaction with host
Anaerobic bacterium
G. (Gabriela) Bravo Ruiseco Sanchez
Contact
g.bravo.ruiseco.sanchez umcg.nl
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dr. J. (Jaap) Broos
Contact
j.broos rug.nl
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Associate professor
dr. S.W.M. (Sophia) Bruggeman
Contact
s.w.m.bruggeman umcg.nl
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Rosalind Franklin fellow (scientist, junior group leader)
A.A. (Anna) de Bruyn-Rybczynska, PhD
Contact
a.a.rybczynska rug.nl
+31 50 36 38405
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Lecturer BSc Biology: Biomedical Sciences
Transcriptional, translational and post-translational control of gene regulation.
Moelcular mechansims in ageing, lifespan determination and age-related diseases.
Molecular mechanims and metabolic alterations in tumour development.
prof. dr. C.F. (Cor) Calkhoven
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c.f.calkhoven umcg.nl
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Professor
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cherry.chen rug.nl
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PhD student
Molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases -Molecular Biology - Cell biology - Microbiology - Genomics - Next Generation Sequencing - Genotyping
dr. M.A. Chlebowicz
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m.a.chlebowicz umcg.nl
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PostDoc/ MMMio
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j.m.van.dijl01 umcg.nl
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Professor of Medical Microbiology
Neurodegeneration, Mitochondrial function, Inflammation, Potassium channels
prof. dr. A.M. (Amalia M.) Dolga
Contact
a.m.dolga rug.nl
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Associate professor - Regenerative Neuropharmacology
J. (Jeroen) Drenth, MSc
Contact
jeroen.drenth rug.nl
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PhD student
Membrane biology, Protein translocation and membrane protein biogenesis, multidrug resistance, biotechnology of filamentous fungi and yeast, membrane biology of hyperthermophilic Archaea
prof. dr. A.J.M. (Arnold J M) Driessen
Contact
a.j.m.driessen rug.nl
+31 50 36 32164
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Professor in Molecular Microbiology
Professor in Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroimmunology

Background:
Our group is working at the cross roads of inflammation and neuronal function with molecular, cellular and behavioural approaches in various neuronal disease models. 

Molecular mechanisms involved in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases are a result of evolutionary processes like all other biological phenomena. Therefore understanding how these mechanisms may have evolved will eventually lead to a deeper understanding of these processes. We investigate in depths the function of the cytokine Tumor Necrosis Factor in neurodegenerative diseases. This pleotropic master cytokine belongs to a large family of molecules, which are able to induce apoptotic cell death but also proliferation and other cellular responses like tissue remodeling. Apoptosis plays an important role in the elimination of infected or transformed cells but also during embryonic development. TNF was found to play a major role in many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson's disease, stroke or Multiple Sclerosis (MS) but also in Depression and many other brain diseases. In neurodegenerative diseases apoptosis seems to play a major role and therefore the pro-apoptotic function was for a long time at the center of interest to many researchers in this field. We and others have demonstrated that the TNF and TNF receptor system is mainly a protective and sensory system guiding the tissue response to various forms of cellular stress. Apoptosis is just one of the potential responses, which can be induced by TNF. We are following some of these molecular signaling mechanisms in the brain and specific brain cells in response to TNF and detected various signaling molecules downstream of either TNF receptor 1 or TNF receptor 2 and their neuromodulatory signaling e.g. glutamate receptor function, small conductance potassium channels, cAMP Epac-, PKB/Akt- signaling, Nuclear Factor kappa B or lipocalin-2 and iron metabolism.
prof. dr. U.L.M. (Ulrich L. M.) Eisel
Contact
u.l.m.eisel rug.nl
+31 50 36 32340
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Professor
D.M. (David) Ekkers, MSc
Contact
d.m.ekkers rug.nl
+31 6 8113 4236
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phd
Gut microbiota and its interaction with host immune response, metabolism, and gut-brain axis
S. (Sahar) El Aidy, PhD
Contact
sahar.elaidy rug.nl
+31 50 36 32201
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor
A. (Arja) ter Elst
Contact
a.ter.elst umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0682
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Clinical Molecular Biologist in Pathology
In my lab, we are interested in the consequences of aneuploidy, an abnormal DNA content affecting 2 out of 3 cancers. By understanding how cancer cells make use of the advantages of aneuploidy and cope with the disadvantages of aneuploidy, we hope to get to therapies that can eradicate aneuploid cancers.
prof. dr. ir. F. (Floris) Foijer
Contact
f.foijer umcg.nl
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Associate professor
Enzyme engineering, redox enzymology
prof. dr. ir. M.W. (Marco) Fraaije
Contact
m.w.fraaije rug.nl
+31 50 36 34345
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Full Professor
Corinna Glasner is scientific project manager for the leadpartner of the two INTERREG V projects EurHealth-1Health and health-i-care and research associate at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention. Her expertise lies in molecular microbiology and local, national and international epidemiology of pathogens. She successfully completed her PhD at the end of 2014 with numerous publications on the subtyping and genomic population structure of major pathogens of hospital infections, such as Staphylococcus aureus. Here she led u.a. Europe-wide prevalence of S. aureus and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). The avoidance of antibiotic resistance and the strengthening of infection prevention are also her area of ‚Äč‚Äčinterest during this time. Since 2016, Corinna Glasner has been a central part of German-Dutch cooperation in the current INTERREG project EurHealth-1Health and health-i-care and is learning and living the opportunities of this exciting border region every single day.
dr. C. (Corinna) Glasner
Contact
c.glasner umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0668
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Scientific Project Manager
Autophagy, mitophagy, autophagosome, yeast, neurodegenerative diseases, microscopy
R. (Rubén) Gomez Sanchez
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r.gomez.sanchez umcg.nl
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Postdoctoral researcher
ing. P. (Pieter) Grijpstra
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p.grijpstra rug.nl
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a.k.groen umcg.nl
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yiming.guo rug.nl
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PhD student
Cell movement
Signal transduction
prof. dr. P.J.M. (Peter) van Haastert
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p.j.m.van.haastert rug.nl
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Professor in Cell Biochemistry
Engineering of microbial cell factories
Enzyme discovery and characterization
Structural Biology, macromolecular X-ray crystallography
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a.h.heida umcg.nl
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microbial metabolism, systems biology, single cell analysis, modeling
prof. dr. M. (Matthias) Heinemann
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m.heinemann rug.nl
+31 50 36 38146
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Professor
Applied Biotechnology/Microbiology/Molecularbiology/
Protein X-ray Crystallography/ Proteomics (LC-MS)/ Mass spectrometry Analytical Chemistry


ing. J. (Johan) Hekelaar
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j.hekelaar rug.nl
+31 50 36 37423
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Coördinator Analytical Unit at Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
prof. dr. A. (Andreas) Herrmann
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a.herrmann rug.nl
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Professor
prof. dr. D. (Dick) Hoekstra
Contact
d.hoekstra umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6111
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Professor
Stemcells in relation to cardiomyopathy
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m.hoes umcg.nl
+31 50 361 4726
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Postdoctoral fellow
Membrane Biophysics, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Lipid-protein interactions, Super-resolution microscopy
dr. A.S. (Aditya) Iyer
Contact
a.s.iyer rug.nl
+31 50 36 37957
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jack.jansma rug.nl
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PhD student
Enzyme discovery and engineering, biocatalysis, biotransformation, protein engineering
prof. dr. D.B. (Dick B) Janssen
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d.b.janssen rug.nl
+31 50 36 34008
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Professor in Chemical Biotechnology
quality management research programmes, research strategy, research valorisation, 'sectorplannen bèta', research data management, research integrity
dr. Y.E.F.M. (Yvonne) Jeuken
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y.e.f.m.jeuken rug.nl
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Senior Advisor Research Policy and Co-ordinator Research Assessment
Understanding chemosensitivity of testicular germ cell tumors, Inducing apoptosis and inhibiting pro-survival to enhance drug efficacy in cancer, Identifying novel drugable pathways in ovarian and cervical cancer.
prof. dr. S. (Steven) de Jong
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s.de.jong umcg.nl
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Professor
Molecular Biology, Physiology, Endocrinology, Nuclear Hormone Receptors, Energy Metabolism, Type 2 diabetes, NAFLD, ABC transporters
prof. dr. J.W. (Hans) Jonker
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j.w.jonker umcg.nl
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Professor
drs. B. (Bhagyashree) Joshi
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b.joshi umcg.nl
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Analytical chemistry. Carbohydrate & enzyme characterization. Protein and DNA analysis, gene expression and protein purification. Plant biomass.
cell cycle regulation and dynamics, post-translational modifications, Xenopus laevis, live cell microscopy
dr. J.L. (Julia) Kamenz
Contact
j.l.kamenz rug.nl
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Assistant Professor (Rosalind Franklin fellow)
Clinical Chemist
S.P. (Sebastiaan) van Kessel, MSc
Contact
s.p.van.kessel rug.nl
+31 50 36 37634
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PhD-Student in Host-Microbiota Group (see projects)
Inborn errors of metabolism, GSD-I, Cell signalling, metabolism, autophagy and cell biology
A.K. Kishore
Contact
a.k.kishore umcg.nl
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Cell Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microscopy
prof. dr. I.J. (Ida) van der Klei
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i.j.van.der.klei rug.nl
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Professor
Molecular Genetics, Genomics
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jan.kok rug.nl
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Professor in Molecular Genetics
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j.w.kok umcg.nl
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Associate Professor
Endosomal transport, autophagy, behavioural neurogenetics, genetics, mitochondria, neurodegeneration
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m.koopman umcg.nl
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Endothelial cells, endothelial dysfunction, endothelial-mesenchymal transition, mitochondrial dysfunction, mitochondrial medicines, microRNA, epigenetics,  inflammation, heart failure, cardiac fibrosis, atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, (diabetic) retinopathy, kidney disease.
dr. G. (Guido) Krenning
Contact
g.krenning umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5181
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Assistant Professor
Biology of cancer stem cells: novel therapeutic opportunities
prof. dr. F.A.E. (Frank) Kruyt
Contact
f.a.e.kruyt umcg.nl
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Professor
Bile acids, Cholesterol, Lipids, Nuclear receptors, Fluxomics
prof. dr. F. (Folkert) Kuipers
Contact
f.kuipers umcg.nl
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Molecular Genetics
prof. dr. O.P. (Oscar P) Kuipers
Contact
o.p.kuipers rug.nl
+31 50 36 32093
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Professor
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j.p.lacava umcg.nl
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X. (Xiang) Li
Contact
xiang.li rug.nl
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PhD student
Molecular Cell Biology
dr. M.H.K. (Maarten H K) Linskens
Contact
m.h.k.linskens rug.nl
+31 50 36 37290
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Lecturer/ Associate Professor Cell Biochemistry
Electron Microscopy
Ultrastructure Characterization
Molecular Biology
P.E. (Pedro) Lopes Leão, PhD
Contact
p.e.lopes.leao rug.nl
Function
Postdoc - FSE Fellow
Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology, Microbiology, Food Science & Technology, Intellectual Property and Patents , Applied Biocatalysis, Starch, Carbohydrates
prof. dr. M.J.E.C. (Marc) van der Maarel
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m.j.e.c.van.der.maarel rug.nl
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Director Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Electrophysiology, Single-molecule Nanopore Technology
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g.maglia rug.nl
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a.marmolejo.garza umcg.nl
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Promovendus (PhD Student)
Autophagy, aggrephagy, autophagosome, virus, neurodegenerative diseases
M. (Mario) Mauthe
Contact
m.mauthe umcg.nl
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Chemical Biology, Biomolecular Chemistry, Biotechnology, (Bio)catalysis
C. (Clemens) Mayer, PhD
Contact
c.mayer rug.nl
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systems biology, mathematical modelling, machine learning, probability & statistics
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a.milias.argeitis rug.nl
+31 50 36 36225
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Tenure-track assistant professor
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a.j.moshage umcg.nl
+31 50 361 2364
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Professor of Experimental Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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n.l.mulder umcg.nl
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Research Technician
Gene Regulation with emphasis on the control of translation
Molecular mechanisms in life span determination, ageing and age related diseases
Molecular mechanisms in cancer development
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c.muller umcg.nl
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Research Associate
Therapy resistance; Bioengineering; Tumour microenvironment; 3D cell culture
dr. A.P. (Anika) Nagelkerke
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a.p.nagelkerke rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
prof. dr. ir. E.A.A. (Ellen) Nollen
Contact
e.a.a.nollen umcg.nl
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Professor
M. (Marco) van den Noort, Bsc
Contact
marco.van.den.noort rug.nl
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PhD
D. (Daniele) Novarina, PhD
Contact
d.novarina rug.nl
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Computational Physics, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Dynamics, Applied Physics, Materials Science
prof. dr. ir. P.R. (Patrick) Onck
Contact
p.r.onck rug.nl
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Professor
nutrient sensing
stable isotope-based fluxomics
transcriptional regulation
metabolic diseases
dr. ir. M.H. (Maaike) Oosterveer
Contact
m.h.oosterveer umcg.nl
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Young Principal Investigator
Molecular biology, protein biochemistry and bioinformatics.
M.P. (Marc) Pedersen, MSc
Contact
m.p.pedersen rug.nl
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Ph.D. student
dr. H.P. (Hjalmar) Permentier
Contact
h.p.permentier rug.nl
+31 50 36 33262
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Head of the Interfaculty Mass Spectrometry Center
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b.piersma rug.nl
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Lecturer Science and Society
Type 1 Diabetes pathophysiology, pancreatic islets, biomaterials
E. (Erika) Pinheiro Machado
Contact
e.pinheiro.machado umcg.nl
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PhD student
Biocatalysis, mechanistic enzymology, enzyme cascades, protein engineering, directed evolution, enzyme inhibitors, catalytic promiscuity, synthetic biology
prof. dr. G.J. (Gerrit) Poelarends
Contact
g.j.poelarends rug.nl
+31 50 36 33354
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Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Synthetic Biology, Enzymology, Membrane Biology, Transport and Signal Transduction
prof. dr. B. (Bert) Poolman
Contact
b.poolman rug.nl
+31 50 36 34209
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Professor in Biochemistry
ing. C.P. (Christiaan) Postema
Contact
c.p.postema rug.nl
+31 6 3179 7734
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Research assistant
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f.m.reggiori umcg.nl
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in vivo metabolism, stable isotopes, metabolomics
prof. dr. D.J. (Dirk-Jan) Reijngoud
Contact
d.j.reijngoud01 umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0335
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Professor of Inborn Variation of Metabolism, emeritus
M. Requesens Rueda
Contact
m.requesens.rueda umcg.nl
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biomolecular chemistry & catalysis
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j.g.roelfes rug.nl
+31 50 36 37745
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full professor
Antibiotica
Lanthipeptides
Posstranslationele Modification Enzymes
Peptide Design
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f.ruijne rug.nl
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PhD-student
Transfection technology
Targetted delivery
Epigenetics
Genetics
Celbiology
Developmental Biology
dr. M.H.J. (Marcel) Ruiters
Contact
m.h.j.ruiters umcg.nl
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associated Professor
M.G.S. (Martijn) Rutten, MSc
Contact
m.g.s.rutten umcg.nl
+31 50 361 1409
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PhD Candidate
Protein expression and purification
Protein crystallization and crystallography
S. (Simone) Savino, PhD
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s.savino rug.nl
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prof. dr. D.J. (Dirk-Jan) Scheffers
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d.j.scheffers rug.nl
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Associate Professor Molecular Microbiology
Gynecologic Oncology
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g.b.a.wisman umcg.nl
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Inflammation, vesicular transport, lipid metabolism, cholesterol transport, mouse transgenesis, liver disease
prof. dr. ir. A.J.A. (Bart) van de Sluis
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a.j.a.van.de.sluis umcg.nl
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Principal Investigator (Associate Prof.)
Medical biology
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d.struik umcg.nl
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PhD student
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v.takhaveev rug.nl
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Postdoctoral researcher
P.G. (Pieter) Tepper
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p.g.tepper rug.nl
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Research chemist
Bioinformatic specialization: datamining, sequence analysis and gene regulation
dr. P. (Peter) Terpstra
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p.terpstra umcg.nl
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Assistant professor
C. (Chancievan) Thangaratnarajah, PhD
Contact
c.thangaratnarajah rug.nl
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Metabolic Signaling
prof. dr. K. (Kathrin) Thedieck
Contact
k.thedieck umcg.nl
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Associate Professor
Protein X-ray crystallography
Structural enzymology
Structural biology
dr. A.M.W.H. (Andy-Mark) Thunnissen
Contact
a.m.w.h.thunnissen rug.nl
+31 50 36 34380
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Assistant Professor
Nuclear Pore Complex, Nuclear envelope
cellular ageing; Baker's yeast replicative ageing
prof. dr. L.M. (Liesbeth) Veenhoff
Contact
l.m.veenhoff rug.nl
+31 50 361 7300
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Associate professor
Cell cycle regulation and cellular responses to genotoxic stress, DNA damage and repair pathways and their relevance for cancer treatment.
prof. dr. M.A.T.M. (Marcel) van Vugt
Contact
m.vugt umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5002
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Professor of Molecular Oncology, Directeur Cancer Research Center Groningen
B. (Barbora) Waclawiková, MSc
Contact
b.waclawikova rug.nl
+31 50 36 36965
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PhD student in Host-Microbiota Group
Carbohydrate chemistry
Glycobiology
M.T.C. (Marthe) Walvoort, PhD
Contact
m.t.c.walvoort rug.nl
+31 50 36 34275
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Assistant Professor (Rosalind Franklin fellow)
prof. dr. M.D. (Martin) Witte
Contact
m.d.witte rug.nl
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Associate Professor
Biological Chemistry
Mass spectrometry
Solid phase peptide synthesis
Peptide Chemistry

D.N. (Dominika) Wojewska, MSc
Contact
d.n.wojewska rug.nl
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Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry/Biochemistry
dr. J.C. (Karin) Wolters
Contact
justina.c.wolters rug.nl
+31 50 36 36276
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Principal investigator
Synthetic biology; chemical biology; cyclic peptide antibiotics
X. (Dr. Xinghong Zhao, PhD) Zhao, MSc
Contact
xinghong.zhao rug.nl
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Postdoc
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f.g.ostergaard rug.nl
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