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Dr. Joen Luirink completed his PhD thesis on Structure and function of the pCloDF13 encoded Bacteriocin Release Protein at VU University Amsterdam in 1989. Thereafter, he became associate professor in the Molecular Microbiology research group, developing his own research line on Molecular cell biology of pro- and eukaryotes. In 1991 and 1992, Luirink worked as a visiting scientist in the Cell Biology Program in Heidelberg (Germany) with professor B. Dobberstein.

Since 2008, he is consultant and member of the advisory board of Xbrane Bioscience. In 2013, he became Chief Scientific Officer of Abera Bioscience, a Stockholm based biotechnology company focused on developing innovative vaccines and vaccine development technologies. Luirink’s research interests lie in protein trafficking in (pathogenic) bacteria, biogenesis of membrane proteins, bacterial protein production platforms and vaccine development.

Ancillary activities

  • XBrane Bioscience AB | Stockholm | Scientific Adviser | 2018-01-20
  • Abera Bioscience | Stockholm | CSO | 2018-04-01

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Research Output 1998 2018

  • 105 Article
  • 11 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU
  • 7 Chapter
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation VU

Comparing autotransporter β-domain configurations for their capacity to secrete heterologous proteins to the cell surface

Jong, W. S. P., Schillemans, M., ten Hagen-Jongman, C. M., Luirink, J. & van Ulsen, P. 7 Feb 2018 In : PLoS ONE. 13, 2, e0191622

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Display of recombinant proteins on bacterial outer membrane vesicles by using protein ligation

van den Berg van Saparoea, H. B., Houben, D., de Jonge, M. I., Jong, W. S. P. & Luirink, J. Apr 2018 In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84, 8, p. 1-17 17 p., e02567-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Application of an E. coli signal sequence as a versatile inclusion body tag

Jong, W. S. P., Vikström, D., Houben, D., Berg van Saparoea, H. B., de Gier, J. W. & Luirink, J. 21 Mar 2017 In : Microbial Cell Factories. 16, 1, 50

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Optimizing E. coli-based membrane protein production using Lemo21(DE3) or pReX and GFP-Fusions

Kuipers, G., Peschke, M., Ismail, N. B., Hjelm, A., Schlegel, S., Vikström, D., Luirink, J. & de Gier, J. W. 2017 Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc, Vol. 1586, p. 109-126 18 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1586)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter