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Van Leeuwenhoek Award for antibiotics research

23 April 2024
Replica of a Van Leeuwenhoek microscope with which Antoni van Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria
Replica of a Van Leeuwenhoek microscope with which Antoni van Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria

At the 2024 spring meeting of the KNVM & NVMM in Papendal, Adela Melcrova was presented with the Van Leeuwenhoek award. This prize for a young post-doc (less than 5 years after the PhD) is awarded for the best publication in the past year. Melcrova worked as a post-doc in the lab of Prof. Wouter Roos conducting research at the Zernike Institute into the effect of antibiotics. For this she used a very fast scanning microscope, a so-called high-speed atomic force microscope. In combination with other techniques and in collaboration with colleagues in Groningen and abroad, she has described a new mechanism of action of antibiotics. The work was published in the journal Nature Communications in summer 2023.

Website NVMM: https://www.nvmm.nl/vereniging/nieuws/prijswinnaars-westerdijkaward-kiemprijs-en-van-leeuwenhoekaward/

Publication: Adéla Melcrová, Sourav Maity, Josef Melcr, Niels A. W. de Kok, Mariella Gabler, Jonne van der Eyden, Wenche Stensen, John S. M. Svendsen, Arnold J. M. Driessen, Siewert J. Marrink, Wouter H. Roos*

Lateral membrane organization as target of an antimicrobial peptidomimetic compound

Nature Communications, 2023, Vol. 14, Issue 1, Art. 4038 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-39726-5

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