New co-workers spring 2018

In spring 2018, we have welcomed three new co-workers. Dr. Snezhana Akpunarlieva joined as post-doctoral fellow in March 2018. She has previously done a PhD in proteomics at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Dr. Dimitris Korovesis joined the lab … Continue reading →

New publications

Recently, Minh Nguyen’s paper about a novel method for protease specificity profiling using proteome-derived peptide libraries and tip-based substrate enrichment was accepted in the Journal of Proteome Research. The paper of Roeland Vanhoutte and Jan Pascal Kahler, both shared first … Continue reading →

Conference visits

Roeland, Jian and Steven visited the ABPP2018: Target Discovery using Chemical Probes symposium in Oxford, UK on March 21-23, 2018. Steven presented a poster with an overview of lab topics, and the abstracts of Roeland and Jian were both selected … Continue reading →

New rhomboid inhibitors

Jian Yang’s paper on benzoxazinones as novel rhomboid inhibitors has now been published 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 research … 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 →