Scientific Staff

Ineke Braakman
+31 30 253 2759
Office: O.705

Stefan Rüdiger
+31 30 253 3394
Office: O.704

Peter van der Sluijs
+31 30 253 2490
Office: O.702

Adabella van der Zand




Marjolein Smithuis
+31 30 253 2184
Office: O.703

Joseline Houwman
+31 30 253 3898
Office: O.703
Scientific assistant


Postdoctoral researchers


PhD candidates

Laura Tadé
+31 30 253 3….
Office: O.709

I want to know whether CFTR is only active at the cell surface or also in other cell compartments and when/where it acquires the structure that allows its function.

Margreet Koopman
+31 30 253 4105
Office: O.707

I focus on the role of molecular chaperones – such as Hsp70 and Hsp90 – and their role in the aggregation process of Tau, a protein involved in Alzheimer’s Disease.



Júlia Aragones Pedrola
+31 30 253 3841
Office: O.710
Development of a strategy to target protein aggregation diseases, based on mimicking the role of molecular chaperones in the protein quality control.

Magdalena Wawrzyniuk
+31 30 253 ….


My research focuses on how Hsp90 selects its client proteins, as known Hsp90 binding partners recruit from various protein families and do not share functional or structural similarities.

Tamara Hillenaar
+31 30 253 3610
Office: O.706

The aim of my research is to determine for each CFTR2 disease-causing mutant to which available (pre)clinical drugs they respond at the CFTR protein level.



Jisu Im
+31 30 253 3752
Office: O.709

My project investigates how CFTR transmembrane domains assemble, and see how chaperones help with the assembly of these transmembrane domains with each other and nucleotide binding domains.

Mariska Simpson

Françoise Dekker
+31 30 253 ….
Office: O.701

I work on developing other strategies for protein folding diseases, exploiting our knowledge on protein folding, molecular chaperones and fibril structures.


Danny Schildknegt
+31 30 253 3841
Office: O.710

I am interested in a set of small endoplasmic reticulum localized chaperones, called the canopy family and their role in proteins folding, B cell differentiation and antibody secretion.

Guus van Zadelhoff
+31 30 253 3752
Office: O.709

I develop/modify analysis techniques to study protein folding of model oxidative proteins and folding factors, in vivo and in vitro by short and long radioactive metabolic labelling.

Senna Hiensch
+31 30 253 3601
Office: O.706

My research is about comparing genetic disease causing protein mutants to their wildtype variant by limited proteolysis and see if chaperones are able to stabilize these mutants.



Azib Hagos
+31 30 253 ….
Office: O.701


Annabel Zuiderwijk
+31 30 253 ….
Office: O.708


Maarten Egmond