VIB-RUG Department of Molecular Biomedical Research

Molecular ImmunoBiotechnology Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIB / RUG

Department of Molecular Biomedical Research

Antibody and Recombinant Protein Biotechnology Unit

Group Leader

Prof. Nico Mertens, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researchers

 

Ph.D. Students

bulletAn Willems
bulletSteve Schoonooghe
bulletStefan De Koker
bulletIngrid Burvenich (with Prof. Dr. G. Slegers)

Technicians

bulletJannick Leoen
bulletEls Van Deynse

Sabatical

bulletProf. Dr. Christophe Van de Wiele
 

Prof. Dr.  Nico Mertens Ph.D.

 

Major research topics:
bulletConducting research on new models and therapeutic use of recombinant bispecific antibodies in cancer therapy.
bulletHeterologous gene expression systems in E. coli and eukaryotic cells. Protein production and downstream processing.
bulletResponsible for the Recombinant Protein Production Facility (RPPF)

History:
Joined the LMB/DMB in october 1985

Contact information
Phone: +32-(0)9-264.51.34
E-mail:Nico.Mertens@dmb.rug.ac.be

Stefaan De Koker, Ph.D. Student

Major research topics:
Antibody mediated immunotherapy

History:
Joined the DMB in 2002

Contact information
Phone: +32-(0)9-264.87.13
E-mail:Stefaan.DeKoker@dmb.rug.ac.be

Steve Schoonooghe , Graduate Student

Major research topics:
Bispecific Antibodies

History:
Joined the DMB in october 1999

Contact information
Phone: +32-(0)9-264.51.34
E-mail:Steve.Schoonooghe@dmb.rug.ac.be

An Willems, Graduate Student

Major research topics:
Use of bi- and trispecific antibodies in cancer immunotherapy.

History:
Joined the DMB in january 1999

Contact information
Phone: +32-(0)9-264.87.12
E-mail:An.Willems@dmb.rug.ac.be

Jannick Leoen , Scientific Assistant
Major research topics:
bulletBispecific and Trispecific Antibodies
bulletRecombinant Protein Production Facility

History:
Joined the DMB in september 1997

Contact information
Phone: +32-(0)9-264.87.12
E-mail:Jannick.Leoen@dmb.rug.ac.be

Els Van Deynse, Scientific Assistant 

Job description
Heterologous gene expression in E. coli

History 
Previously worked at SKW Biosystems
Joined the DMB in October 2000

Contact
tel: +32 (0)9 /264.51.34
e-mail: elsvd@dmb.rug.ac.be

Prof. Christophe Van de Wiele, MD

Job description
Preparing a sabbatical thesis on labeling and pharmacokinetics of recombinant antibodies

History 
Staf member of the Department of Nuclear Medicine,
University Hospital Gent

Contact
tel: +32-9-240.30.28
e-mail: Christophe.VandeWiele@rug.ac.be

Ingrid Burvenich

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Job description
Collaboration with Prof. Dr. Guido Slegers from the Laboratory of Radiopharmacy, University Ghent.

History 
PhD student at the Laboratory of Radiopharmacy

Contact
tel: +32-9-264-80.45
e-mail: Ingrid.Burvenich@rug.ac.be

 
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