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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 - present
  • Abera Bioscience | Stockholm | CSO | 2018-04-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily


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Research Output 1993 2019

Checks and balances in bacterial cell division

Den Blaauwen, T. & Luirink, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : mBio. 10, 1, e00149-19.

Research output: Contribution to JournalComment / Letter to the editorAcademic

Cell Division
Gram-Positive Bacteria
Anti-Bacterial Agents

Erratum for den Blaauwen and Luirink, "Checks and Balances in Bacterial Cell Division"

den Blaauwen, T. & Luirink, J., 16 Apr 2019, In : mBio. 10, 2

Research output: Contribution to JournalComment / Letter to the editorAcademic

Inhibition of autotransporter biogenesis by small molecules

Steenhuis, M., Luirink, S., Jong, W. S. P., van Ulsen, J. P., Wijtmans, M., van den Berg van Saparoea, H. B., Sterk, G. J., Kuhne, S., de Munnik, S. M., Abdallah, A. M., van der Wel, N. N., Wagner, S. & Westerhausen, S., 28 Mar 2019, In : Molecular Microbiology. p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Membrane Proteins
Virulence Factors
Peptide Hydrolases

Outer membrane vesicles engineered to express membrane-bound antigen program dendritic cells for cross-presentation to CD8 + T cells

Schetters, S. T. T., Jong, W. S. P., Horrevorts, S. K., Kruijssen, L. J. W., Engels, S., Stolk, D., Daleke-Schermerhorn, M. H., Garcia-Vallejo, J., Houben, D., Unger, W. W. J., den Haan, J. M. M., Luirink, J. & van Kooyk, Y., 1 Jun 2019, In : Acta Biomaterialia. 91, p. 248-257 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Dendritic Cells

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 JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
IgA-specific serine endopeptidase
recombinant proteins
Membrane Proteins
Recombinant Proteins