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Impression from the IPS in Kyoto

Posted on January 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (190)

A bit belated, but this is my favorit impression from the IPS conference in Kyoto December 2018.

I took a morning off to visit the meserizing Nijō Castle in the heart of the city. There were basically no Westerners anywhere, and I was singled out by a school class for souvenir photos. I only hope they knew that they made my day, and I got this shot as reward ;-! Plus they gave me a couple of cool crane origamis that I brought home.

PS: In the back, you see the Imperial gate. The adornment of the gate used to be an important status symbol. I guess this one does the job!

Welcome Danique

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (170)

Danique Ammerlaan, MSc student from Utrecht, joined our group for her Major Project for 1y. 


Welcome Benjamin & Bram

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (274)

Benjamin Vermeer and Bram Vermeulen, both students from Utrecht, will stay with us for the 'Major Master projects' of 9 months, working on structural studies of antibiotics. Welcome in the group guys!

Probes & Cheese

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (242)

This week in Zurich to test fancy NMR probes, courtesy of Bruker Biospin. And yes, we ate it all!

2 x Nature Communications!

Posted on September 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (340)

https://rdcu.be/7SAj" target="_blank">Here's the first one

Way to go João!

Frontispiece in Angewandte

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (126)

Koen's new paper in Angewandte has been selected as a Frontispiece


Miranda & João presented their work at the IMAP in Copenhagen.

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (419)

Way to go!!

Ion channel clusters in Angewandte Chemie

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (143)

Koen Visscher, a former Master student in our group, has just published an article on ion channel clusters,

Supramolecular organization and functional implications of K+ channel clusters in membranes, which was accepted in Angewandte Chemie.

We used a novel approach that combines dynamic nuclear polarizaiton-enhanced solid-state NMR experiments and large-scale computer simulations. With this approach, we were able to show that potassium channel clustering depends on the gating state of the channels. Our study demonstrates a link between potassium channel clustering and function, and uncovers a hitherto unknown mechanism of ion channel communication. 

This approach can be used to study membrane protein - membrane protein interactions in a broad context.

Way to go Koen!

Welcome Barend!

Posted on May 3, 2017 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (172)

We welcome Barend Elenbaas, who will stay with us for six months for his Master Project.

Welcome Felix!

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (142)

We welcome Felix Torres, a Master student, in our group!

Felix will stay with us for six months.