prof.dr. M. (Maarten) Merkx - Expertise

Merkx, prof.dr. M.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN
Department :
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Section :
Chemical Biology
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
STO 3.22
Tel :
+31 40-247 4728
Tel (internal) :
4728
Email :
m.merkx@tue.nl
Section :
Protein Engineering
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
STO 3.22
Tel :
+31 40-247 4728
Tel (internal) :
4728
Email :
m.merkx@tue.nl

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Expertise

  • E11000 - Biotechnology
  • D21300 - Biochemistry
  • Protein engineering
  • Biosensors

Biography

Maarten Merkx (1970) studied physical organic chemistry and biochemistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen (cum laude). He did his PhD with Prof. Averill (University of Amsterdam) working on purple acid phosphatases, and subsequently was a a Human Frontier of Science Program post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Lippard (MIT) studying methane monooxgenases. Currently he is associate professor in protein engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. An important research theme is to develop generic engineering concepts for the development of protein-based switches, which include fluorescent sensors for intracellular imaging of metal ions, photo-switchable proteins, and protein-based sensors for antibody detection. He obtained young investigator grants from the HFSP and NWO (VIDI, 2006) and an ERC consolidator grant in 2011. In 2012 he received the award for the best TU/e teacher at the master level.

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