NWO-ECHO grant for Antoinette Killian
Antoinette Killian has been awarded with a NWO ECHO grant for research on synthetic polymers that can solubilize membranes in the form of nanodisks.
FEBS EMBO Lecture Course by Eefjan Breukink
Eefjan Breukink Eefjan Breukink succesfully organized the FEBS-EMBO lecture course on "Molecular Architecture, Dynamics and Function of Biomembranes" from June 12th till June 21st 2017 at Cargèse Corsica. You can read more about the course at this webpage.
Welcome to guest PhD candidate Anna Kargaard
Anna is a PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and UMC Utrecht and she will occasionally join our lab for synthesis of polymers.
Welcome to Master Students Helene Jahn and Dolf Bierhuizen
Helene will do her master internship working together with Martijn Koorengevel on the investigation of protein-lipid interactions using the SMA co-polymer.
Dolf will do his master project together with Mike Renne on the manipulation of yeast acyl chain composition to investigate phospholipid transport at membrane contact sites
Kees van Walree in the media
Kees van Walree did research for the Dutch television program Radar about the placebo effect of `irradiated water` that bio energetic therapists sell to their clients. Video from minute 12:37.
PhD Defense for Jonas Dörr
Jonas Dörr has succesfully defended his thesis on Wednesday the 22nd of March 2017 at the University Utrecht. His thesis is titled: `Membrane solubilization by styrene-maleic acid copolymers: towards new applications in membrane protein research.
Cover picture of recent paper by Inge van't Veer
The inside cover picture shows a schematic representation of the creation of a protein with a site specifically incorporated unnatural amino acid containing an azide functionality by using nonsense suppression mutagenesis. For this work Inge won the poster price at a recent Bijvoet Symposium.
-cf E. Breukink et al. (DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201600461).
Phd Defense for Stefan Scheidelaar
We congratulate Stefan Scheidelaar, who defended his thesis succesfully on Wednesday the 26th of October 2016 at the University Utrecht. His thesis was titled: Solubilization of lipids and membrane proteins into nanodiscs. Mode of action and applications of SMA copolymers.
Yang Xu started in our group
We welcome Yang Xu to our group as a new CSS grant student. He will be working under the supervision of Eefjan Breukink on the topic of antibacterial compounds that act specifically at the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria.
We welcome Naomi Uwugiaren
We welcome Naomi Uwugiaren to our lab. She will do her master internship working together with Juan Domiguez on the effect of size gragmentation of SMA in lipid solubilization.
We welcome Jeroen Weijers
We welcome Jeroen Weijers to our lab. He will do his master internship for 1 year working together with Martijn Koorengevel on the effect of purified SMA-polymers on the biological properties of the formation of SMALPs from liposomes.
We congratulate Yao Liu, who defended her thesis succesfully on Monday 30th of May at the University Utrecht
Thesis title: 'Towards novel antibacterial development – from peptidoglycan to lipoprotein biogenesis'
Joost Ballering successfully defended his thesis in the Academiegebouw of the University Utrecht.
Title thesis: 'Molecular insights into the mechanism of sensing and signal transduction of the thermosensor DesK'
Eefjan Breukink is featuring in a article of C2W life science and Medicines
In C2W life sciences edition 5 (18 March 2016) and Medicines edition 1 (February 2016), Eefjan Breukink is featuring in an article: The Achilles heel of the cell membrane of bacteria , written by Tim Vernimmen. In these articles Eefjan explains what the benefits are for exploring and understanding the workings of the cel membranes of the bacteria; for instance in the discovery of new antibiotics.
Inge van 't Veer defended her thesis succesfully on Wednesday 16th of March 2016 in the 'Academiegebouw' at Utrecht
Title thesis: 'Peptidoglycan synthesis in Escherichia coli from a PBP1b perspective'