New rhomboid inhibitors

Jian Yang’s paper on benzoxazinones as novel rhomboid inhibitors has been accepted for pubblication in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. Congrats! Two other papers on rhomboid inhibitors have recently also appeared with collaboration from Minh Nguyen of our lab. The … Continue reading →

Christmas party 2017

At the Christmas party of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, all co-workers of our KU Leuven lab were present, and we made below picture. From left to right: Jian Yang, Cole Pollina, Claudia Perpina, Roeland Vanhoutte, Suravi Chakrabarty, … Continue reading →

Grants and fellowships

Dr. Marta Barniol-Xicota received a “krediet aan navorsers” from the FWO for a project on chemical probes for TRP ion channels, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Ion Channel Reserarch at KU Leuven. Jan Pascal Kahler was awarded with the … Continue reading →

New co-workers Fall 2017

In the Fall 2017, we welcome four new co-workers. Suyuan Chen will join our lab at ISAS, Dortmund, as a PhD student. He was awarded a PhD fellowship from the Chinese Scholarship Council. Congratulations! Raphael Konopatzki joins also at ISAS … Continue reading →

Book chapters published

The contribution of Tim Van Kersavond and Minh Nguyen to the Methods in Molecular Biology issue “Protein N-terminal Profiling”, edited by Dr. Oliver Schilling, has now been published. In this chapter, we describe the straightforward synthesis and ensuing biochemical application … Continue reading →

New co-workers spring 2017

In the spring of 2017, we welcomed three new co-workers: Jan Pascal Kahler, Roeland Vanhoutte and Dr. Marta Barniol-Xicota. Marta was awarded a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship. Congratulations!

New publications

Early 2017, two new publications from the Verhelst lab will appear. In a chapter for Methods in Molecular Biology, Yinliang and Steven, together with Marko Fonovic from the Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia, have reviewed the use of cleavable … Continue reading →

Lab get-together

Last week, the coworkers from Dortmund visited our lab in Leuven, which gave us the opportunity to make a lab picture with all current members. From left to right: Steven Verhelst, Suravi Chakrabarty, Tim Van Kersavond, Minh Nguyen, Merel van … Continue reading →

New coworkers

Three new coworkers started in September-November 2016: Jian Yang, Suravi Chakrabarty and Merel van de Plassche. We welcome them and wish them good luck with their projects.