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CV Ida van der Klei

Curriculum Vitae

Van der Klei, PhD., Ida Johanna

Family name: Van der Klei

Name: Ida

Date of birth: February 3rd, 1961


Molecular Cell Biology (

Bioimaging Groningen (

Present Position

Full professor in Molecular Cell Biology

Chair Molecular Cell Biology

Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute

University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 7, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands.

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2007   Full professor Molecular Cell Biology, University of Groningen

2005   Chair research group Molecular Cell Biology, University of Groningen

2004   Adjunct professor Molecular Cell Biology, University of Groningen

2000 PIONIER fellow, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

1991   Post-doc at the Institut für Physiologische Chemie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany (Prof. dr. W. Neupert) EMBO Long Term Fellowship


1986   Master’s Degree in Biology (cum laude)

1991   PhD degree Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Microbiology)

Research interests

Peroxisomes in yeast and filamentous fungi

Peroxisome function

Peroxisome biogenesis and degradation

Mitochondrial biogenesis

Fluorescence and electron microscopy

Major grants and fellowships

1991               EMBO long term fellowship

2000               NWO PIONIER fellowship

2002               NWO Aspasia fellowship

2012:             EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network PERFUME (coordinator)


Over 180 publications in peer refereed international scientific journals (h-index of 39, more than 6,000 citations).

3 patents

27th in list of most cited Fungal Researchers between 1999 and 2010, based on the Web of Science database (

25 PhD students have completed their thesis under the (co)-supervision of Ida van der Klei

Selection of recent key publications:

1: Bartoszewska M, Williams C, Kikhney A, Opalinski L, van Roermund CW, de Boer R, Veenhuis M, van der Klei IJ. Peroxisomal proteostasis involves a lon family protein that functions as protease and chaperone. J Biol Chem. 2012 287:27380-95.

2: von der Malsburg K et al. Dual role of mitofilin in mitochondrial membrane organization and protein biogenesis. Dev Cell. 2011 21:694-707.

3: Saraya R, Krikken AM, Veenhuis M, van der Klei IJ. Peroxisome reintroduction in Hansenula polymorpha requires Pex25 and Rho1. J Cell Biol. 2011 193:885-900.

4: Opaliński Ł, Kiel JA, Williams C, Veenhuis M, van der Klei IJ. Membrane curvature during peroxisome fission requires Pex11. EMBO J. 2011 30:5-16.

5: van den Berg MA, et al. Genome sequencing and analysis of the filamentous fungus Penicillium chrysogenum. Nat Biotechnol. 2008;26:1161-8.

Editorial board member of

FEBS Journal

FEMS Yeast Research

Microbial Cell


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