ing. R. (Roel) van Eijk

Research technician

ing. R. (Roel) van Eijk


Research interests

Roel van Eijk has many years of experience as technician in molecular biology and worked at different places, each with its own interest (proteomics, virology, pharmaceutical technologies, cancer research and molecular evolution). In those years he got familiar with lab management in several laboratories and a broad spectrum of techniques in micro, molecular and cell biology and virology. Due to his own interest and enthusiasm he obtained good skills in these techniques. Therefore he is able to support members of the institute theoretical and practical in these matters. He is also interested to develop, use and learn new techniques to achieve new goals.

As technician in molecular biology within GELIFES he fulfills several tasks:

Roel is responsible for the setup, optimization, performance and/or evaluation of methods and techniques in molecular biology / genetics, biochemistry (gas-chromatography)  and in cell biology. Examples are q-PCR, genotyping, cell culturing, construction of plasmids etc. These activities take place on basic and biological safety level 1 and 2 laboratories.

He also manage a MLI and MLII laboratory, which includes a.o. laboratory maintenance, ordering of lab supply and safety/waste management.

Besides these tasks, Roel supports co-workers within the institute practically and theoretically concerning methods and techniques in molecular biology / genetics, biochemistry (gas-chromatography) and cell biology.

  1. Geographic variation in opsin expression does not align with opsin genotype in Lake Victoria cichlid populations

    Wright, D. S., Meijer, E., van Eijk, R., Vos, W., Seehausen, O. & Maan, M. E., Aug-2019, In : Ecology and Evolution. 9, 15, p. 8676-8689 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Last male sperm precedence is modulated by female remating rate in Drosophila melanogaster

    Laturney, M., van Eijk, R. & Billeter, J-C., Jun-2018, In : Evolution Letters. 2, 3, p. 180-189 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

  3. Serotonin transporter genotype modulates the gut microbiota composition in young rats, an effect augmented by early life stress

    El Aidy, S., Ramsteijn, A. S., Dini-Andreote, F., van Eijk, R., Houwing, D. J., Salles, J. F. & Olivier, J. D. A., 3-Aug-2017, In : Frontiers in cellular neuroscience. 11, 12 p., 222.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Synthesis and characterization of hydroxyl-functionalized caprolactone copolymers and their effect on adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells

    Seyednejad, H., Vermonden, T., Fedorovich, N. E., van Eijk, R., van Steenbergen, M. J., Dhert, W. J. A., van Nostrum, C. F. & Hennink, W. E., 9-Nov-2009, In : Biomacromolecules. 10, 11, p. 3048-54 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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