Ir. Rens de Vries
Rens de Vries (1993) received his Bachelor and Master degree in Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2014 and 2016 respectively. During his master, he performed research in the group of prof. dr. ir. Luc Brunsveld, under the direct supervision of dr. Christian Ottmann. In this research, the interaction between two proteins, important in Parkinson’s disease, was analyzed and quantified. This research was continued during his internship at the Lead Discovery Center GmbH in Dortmund where High-Throughput Screening and Assay Development were used to find drug candidates for this interaction.
Currently, he is a PhD candidate under the supervision of prof. dr. ir. Luc Brunsveld. In this research, he studies heterodimerization of nuclear receptors and explores their potential as a drug target for Parkinson’s disease. His research combines organic synthesis, structural biology, computational biology and biochemical assays to answer this question.