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Staff members with discipline 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

Structural Biology
cryo Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM)
Membrane Proteins
C. (Cristina) Batista Paulino, PhD
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Assistant Professor, Head of cryo-EM unit
Neurogenetics, Pheromonal communication, social and sexual behaviours, reproduction, Drosophila.
prof. dr. J.C. (Jean-Christophe) Billeter
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Associate professor Neurogenetics of social and sexual behaviour
K. (Karen) Bisschop, MSc
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PhD student
Behavioral physiological, pharmacological and neurobiological pre-clinical (animal) research into the causes and consequences of individual differences in coping with social conflict.
dr. S.F. (Sietse) de Boer
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Associate professor in Behavioural Neurobiology
dr. A.S. (Ate) Boerema
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Postdoctoral fellow
Avian Migration, Evolutionary ecology, Climate change, Dispersal, Population ecology, Adaptation to changing environments
prof. dr. ir. C. (Christiaan) Both
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Associate professor
dr. S.W.M. (Sophia) Bruggeman
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Rosalind Franklin fellow (scientist, junior group leader)
Clinical: reconstructive orthopedic surgery, children orthopedic surgery, knee surgery, foot and ankle surgeryResearch: cartilage and bone reconstruction, biomaterials, infection related to biomaterialsClinical reserach: healthy ageing, analysis movement after prosthetic surgery, conservative treatment osteoartritis
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Head Department of Orthopedy UMCG
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Behavioral physiological, neurobiological and neuroendocrinological pre-clinical research into short- and long-term consequences of social conflicts.
dr. B. (Bauke) Buwalda
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Associate professor
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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Professor
Molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases -Molecular Biology - Cell biology - Microbiology - Genomics - Next Generation Sequencing - Genotyping
dr. M.A. Chlebowicz
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PostDoc/ MMMio
Aging, cancer, age-related disease, cellular senescence
dr. M. (Marco) Demaria
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Animal Ecology, Ecophysiology, Microbiome
dr. M.W. (Maurine) Dietz
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Research Associate
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- ageing models
- life history trade-offs 
- immunosenescence
- ecoimmunology
M.M.G. (Merijn) Driessen, MSc
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PhD student
Cooperative breeding; Pedigree reconstruction; Evolution of personalities; Quantitative genetics; Senescence; Sexual selection and mate choice; Social behaviour; Women in science
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Coaching and training for PhD students
dr. C.M. (Corine) Eising
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PhD Coordinator
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Transport processes in plants, CO2 utilization in algae and plants, Stress physiology in plants
prof. dr. J.T.M. (J Theo M) Elzenga
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Professor Ecophysiology of Plants
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Conservation, Entomology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior, Fruit protection
K. (Karla) Escobedo Quevedo, MSc
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PhD student
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Enzyme engineering, redox enzymology
Statistics (R)
Database organisation (Excel, Access)
Behavioural testing & scoring (Ethovision, Solomon Coder)
Y.H. (Yoran) Gerritsma
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PhD student
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T.P. Gobbin, MSc
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PhD student
J.A. (Jenke) Gorter, MSc
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PhD
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Behavioural Biology, behavioural development and steroid hormnones, animal personalities, behavioural lateralization 
prof. dr. A.G.G. (Ton) Groothuis
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Professor
K. (Kiran) Gurung
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PhD student
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Learning and Memory, Hippocampal function, Synaptic plasticity, Sleep deprivation, Chemogenetics, Optogenetics, Memory Engrams Transgenic mouse models, Viral approaches, Long-term potentiation.
dr. R. (Robbert) Havekes
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Assistant Professor
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dr. D. (Deniz) Haydar
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teacher educator biology, lecturer/researcher
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I’m researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), and a professor of Coastal Ecology at the University of Groningen. I study interactions between organisms and their environment in coastal ecosystems. My research primarily focuses on the ecosystem-level importance and functioning of “ecosystem engineers” – species that significantly modify habitat conditions. Ecosystem engineers are often the “foundation species” of a system, which basically means that many other species depend on them. Over the last decades, human impact has resulted in worldwide declines of foundation species-structured ecosystems such as bivalve reefs, seagrass meadows and salt marshes. In my research, I combine fieldwork, laboratory experiments, GIS and computer models to unravel how these systems function and how to preserve and restore them.
prof. dr. ir. T. (Tjisse) van der Heide
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Professor of Coastal Ecology
*  Chronobiology
*  Circannual rhythms
*  Clocks of wild organisms
*  Migration
*  Clock disruption
*  Evolution & ecology of timing
*  Seasonal biology
*  Environmental physiology
*  Ornithology
prof. dr. B. (Barbara) Helm
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Associate Professor for Biological Rhythms of Natural Organisms
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Self-organisation of social systems
prof. dr. C.K. (Charlotte) Hemelrijk
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Full Professor
Research support and strategy, grant writing support, liaison officer, ISO certification
dr. ing. M.H.W. (Michiel) Hooiveld
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Staff advisor/Research coordinator, B&C/CRCG/BCN - Research Office / Liaison officer/Policy officer - DASH, UMC Groningen
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prof. dr. G.J. (Gert) ter Horst
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Director Neuroimaging Centrum (NIC)
Membrane Biophysics, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Lipid-protein interactions, Super-resolution microscopy
Theoretical Biology, Modeling
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Postdoctoral Researcher
Behavioural research in cooperation
dr. S.A. (Sjouke Anne) Kingma
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NWO Veni Research Fellow
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Microsurgery, Hepatocyte isolation, Microinjection, Histology
N.J. (Niels) Kloosterhuis
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Non-coding RNAs, microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), B-cell lymphoma
dr. J.L. (Joost) Kluiver
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Postdoc
A. Kohl-Menage, MSc
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Degree programme coordinator Master in Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences (MPS) and Biomedical Sciences (BMS)
Plant physiology,  plant sulfur metabolism, air pollution and global change, abiotic and biotic stress
L.J. (Luit) de Kok
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Associate Professor
Dynamics of parental behaviour
Early-life environment, social stress and individual behaviour
Physiology of life histories and senescence
Fitness consequences and heritability of life-history decisions
Conserving threatened species
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Prof. dr. ir.
Endosomal transport, autophagy, behavioural neurogenetics, genetics, mitochondria, neurodegeneration
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microRNA, endothelial dysfunction, endothelial-mesenchymal transition, epigenetics, Ezh2, MAPK7, Erk5, inflammation, endothelial cell, cardiac fibrosis, atherosclerosis, diabetic retinopathy.
Microscopy, Cell Biology, Yeast, Research, Education, Peroxisomes
ing. A.M. (Arjen) Krikken
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Staff Research Technician
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Islet biology
dr. J.K. (Janine) Kruit
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Assistant professor
biology, polar regions, arctic, ecology, geese, migration, grazing
dr. M.J.J.E. (Maarten J J E) Loonen
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Associate Professor Arctic Ecology
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animal behaviour, evolution of animal signals, sexual selection and mate choice, sensory ecology, phenotypic plasticity, speciation, biodiversity
prof. dr. M.E. (Martine) Maan
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Rosalind Franklin Fellow
B. (Beatriz) Marin Diaz
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PhD student
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Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Stress, Brain Function
dr. P. (Peter) Meerlo
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Assistant Professor Neurobiology
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Laboratory animal sciences
Behavioral sciences
Nuclear medicine in the brain 
Rodents brain surgery 
Molecular biology 
Bioinformatics
R.E. (Rodrigo) Moraga Amaro
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PhD student
Ageing biology
Invertebrate biology
Stem cell biology
dr. S.M. (Stijn) Mouton
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Research Associate
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Ecology, Biodiversity, Nature Conservation, Sustainable Landscapes
prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff
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Professor of Community and Conservation Ecology
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Hematopoietic stem cells
dr. R.P. (Ronald) van Os
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Research Officer
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Chemical engineering, mathematical modelling, linear algebra and numerical analysis, scientific programming (Java, Python, MATLAB, Julia)
S. (Serdar) Ozsezen, MSc
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PhD student
Drosophila suzukii
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Assistant professor
G. (Gerrit) Potkamp, MSc
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PhD student
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Antibiotica
Lanthipeptides
Posstranslationele Modification Enzymes
Peptide Design
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PhD-student
T. (Tom) Sarraude
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PhD student
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Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations meer informatie
drs. G. (Govert) Schoof
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Chief Geodienst
K.M. (Klaske) Schukken
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PhD Student
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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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Principal Investigator (Associate Prof.)
community ecology, plant communities, plant-plant interactions, facilitation, grazing, vertebrate herbivory, seed predation, tree recruitment, exclosure studies, ecology of fear,  half-open woodlands, salt marshes, semi-arid steppes, temperate forests
prof. dr. ir. C. (Chris) Smit
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Associate Professor in Experimental Conservation Ecology
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Circadian Rhythms, Epilepsy
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research support in the area of funding
research support and advice in science communication and research impact
dr. A.B. (Anja) Smykowski
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Research Support, Funding coordinator UMCG Grant Support Hub
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PhD student
Medical biology
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PhD student
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PhD student
Animal Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Wild Immunology
Immunology, Inflammation, Autoimmune Diseases, ANCA-associated Vasculitis
dr. M.M. (Mirjan) van Timmeren
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Academic advisor Pharmacy
Physiology and ecology of seaweeds
prof. dr. K.R. (klaas) Timmermans
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honorary professor Marine Plant Biomass
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Professor
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PhD student
Artistic Cognition
Human Cognition
Reflective Imagination
Behavioral Adaptation
dr. A. (Alejandra) Wah
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Assistant Professor of Arts and Cognition
Theoretical Biology; Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution; Evolutionary Game Theory; Dynamical Systems; Cultural Evolution; Evolutionary Systems Biology.
E. (Elodie) Wilwert, M
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PhD student
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drs. D.E. (Dennis) Worst
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Technician/ analist/ fish-caretaker/ marine biologist
Speciation, behaviour, sensory adaption, sexual selection and mate choice
D.S. (Shane) Wright, MSc
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prof. dr. E.A. (Eddy) van der Zee
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Full Professor
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PhD student
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