Eefjan Breukink received his PhD (in 1994) at Utrecht University. After post-doctoral research at Oxford University with Prof. A. Watts, he returned to Utrecht University, and joined the Department of Biochemistry of membranes of the Utrecht University faculty of Chemistry first as post-doc and since 2003 as faculty member. His research focuses on the bacterial cell wall synthesis pathway, determination of the mode of action of antibiotics  and on the development of lama antibody fragments (VHHs) for therapy and imaging purposes. He is also involved in a young start-up company QVQ that focuses on development and marketing of VHHs for imaging and research purposes as CTO. He has participated in EU-Networks, and (co-)authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications. For an overview of all publications and a citation analysis click here.

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