Head of the group of Molecular Enzyme Technology and Biochemistry (Faculty of Chemistry) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. My research interest is on archaeal physiology with a special focuss on the central carbohydrate metabolism of (hyper)thermophilic Archaea and its regulation. The aim is to gain a systems level understanding by the combination of modern highthrouput analyses with classical biochemistry and molecular biology.
Archaea possess many novel enzymes and pathways and our aim is
Projects: SulfoSys, FAIRDOM user meeting, Service to Milano-Bicocca with respect to their ATP-ROS model (Active NOW), Make Me My Model, Service to University of Lisbon (Portugal) with respect to their CFTR maturation model (Active NOW), Service to LCSB (Luxembourg) with respect to ROS management in Parkinson’s disease and cancer model (Active NOW), Service to URV Tarragona, Spain with respect to their Safety Assessment of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals model (Active NOW), Service to Universidade Católica Portugues with respect to their Molecular Insight into Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) model (Active NOW), Service to Slovenia with respect to their Protease signaling network in neurodegeneration model (Active NOW), Service to University of Duisburg- Essen (Germany): with respect to their The Yin-Yang of Metabolism; Endometatoxicity (YYME) model (Active NOW), Service to Sheffield University (UK): with respect to Mitochondrial perfect adaptation model (Active NOW), Service to Sanquin (Amsterdam): with respect to Modelling of acute and chronic inflammation (Prospective), Service to Munich (Germany): with respect toCharged peptide to charged membrane binding model (Prospective), Training Hunfeld, EraCoBiotech 2 nd call proposal preparation, ROS detailed model for MSB manucript
Executive director of ISBE.NL
Projects: PSYSMO, MOSES, SysMO DB, SysMO-LAB, SulfoSys, SulfoSys - Biotec, Whole body modelling of glucose metabolism in malaria patients, FAIRDOM, Molecular Systems Biology, COMBINE Multicellular Modelling, HOTSOLUTE, Steroid biosynthesis, Yeast glycolytic oscillations, Computational pathway design for biotechnological applications
I obtained my PhD in 1989 at the Free University (Amsterdam) on a research project in which microbial physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology were combined. Subsequently I spent 3 years abroad, 2.5 years of which as EMBO fellow at the EMBL (Heidelberg, Germany) where I worked on protein engineering and protein crystallization. I returned to Amsterdam as KNAW fellow for 3 years, during which I worked on protein analysis and pathway engineering. In 1995 I was appointed as group leader
I am the foundation Professor of Systems Biology and Engineering within the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (CPE), at The University of Sheffield. My research philosophy is centred on a mechanistic systems biology approach to solve biochemical reaction engineered processes. I wish to pursue issues involved in the effective utilisation of biological resources. The approach is specifically targeted at the conjunction of chemical engineering (metabolic engineering and synthetic biology),