19th Dutch Chaperone Meeting in Utrecht

On Friday March 15th, the section Cellular Protein Chemistry hosted the 19th Dutch Chaperone Meeting (DCM) in the Utrecht Science Park, organized by Stefan Rüdiger and Marjolein Smithuis. This annual meeting brings together Dutch and international researchers interested in protein quality control, protein folding and protein folding diseases. Also this year, the DCM offered PhD … Read more

Grant for Huntington’s disease thanks to patient’s funds

From the UU website Stefan Rüdiger is receiving 250,000 euros for research on Huntington’s disease. The grant is exceptional because of its funder: a fund that is run by patients and enables fundamental research to understand and cure the disease. “Just imagine how many doorbells you will have to ring to acquire such an amount … Read more

Thesis Defense of Marjolein Mijnders

Congratulations to the new doctor! Dr. Mijnders On February 11th Marjolein Mijnders defended her thesis entitled “Unraveling the puzzle of CFTR domain assembly and folding” in the Akademiegebouw of University of Utrecht.

New video article!

The Braakman & van der Sluijs group recently published a video article explaining how to do a radioactive pulse-chase experiments, including all the necessary tips and tricks! Analysis of Protein Folding, Transport, and Degradation in Living Cells by Radioactive Pulse Chase Starring: Bertrand, Guus and Ying

New publications

2019 is off with a good start with two publications! Morán Luengo T, Mayer MP, Rüdiger SGD. The Hsp70-Hsp90 chaperone cascade in protein folding. Trends Cell Biol. 2019 29(2):164-177. Link van Willigen M, Vonk AM, Yeoh HY, Kruisselbrink E, Kleizen B, van der Ent CK, Egmond MR, de Jonge HR, Braakman I, Beekman JM, van … Read more