Today Bogac defended his PhD at the UvA. Allthough only few people were allowed at the ceremony, due to the Corona restrictions, this did not prevent him from delivering an excellent and expert performance. Well done Bogac!
Today Johana defended her thesis and did so extremely well! We are very proud of her, given the difficult circumstances (Corona, online-defense, no family or friends around…). We will most certainly ceise the opportunity to celebrate this major event when this will be possible again.
Today 6 new interns started their internship:
Jonathan, Famke, Diego and Wouter will do a bachelor internship, while Lisa will start her Master internship.
Elisa, working with Ingrid will join our meetings as well as her topic will be crossing the border between peptide-synthesis and structure-bioinformatics.
Welcome and learn as much as you can, despite the measures we have to adhere to due to the Corona pandemic!
Today the paper that Song and Tom wrote on the structure-function relationships of PAD4 was accepted for publication in JTH, congratulations both! Nice piece of work!
Today we learned that Songs manuscript, on the autocitrullination of PAD4 was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Congrats Song!
Today we heard about the acceptance of the paper written by Kanin on the design of the histone H4 and H2a peptides. A very nice piece of work, which has set the stage for more work on intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs).
After having spent more than 4 years in our lab, Song is today leaving for her home country China. With nearly all thesis chapters in place, we expect a PhD defence somewhere in spring 2021.
We are sorry we could not have a proper farewell party due to the COVID19 restrictions, but nonetheless are looking forward to seeing her again, and wish her all the best!
Today we heard that a manuscript that was sent to the high ranking journal Circulation was accepted. In particular Kanin should be recommended to this, as he did a lot of effort to make the design of a novel histone inhibitor happen!
Today Danielle defended her PhD thesis. It was a very special occasion, for many reasons, not in the least that this was the first thesis defense by video connection for our group.
Well done Danielle!, We will miss your daily presence in our group!
Today we were supposed to have Danielle’s PhD defense. Already postponed once, again Danielle can not defend her thesis today due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We are very sorry, since she prepared so well.
Certainly, when all has settled she will have a new opportunity to show her skills and expertise and we will especially have a good reason then to celebrate the new doctor!