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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 | 2014-01-21

Last update Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2018-02-23)

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Research Output 1998 2017

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

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: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

An autotransporter display platform for the development of multivalent recombinant bacterial vector vaccines.

Jong, W. S. P., Daleke, M. H., Vikström, D., ten Hagen, C. M., de Punder, K., van der Wel, N. N., van de Sandt, C. E., Rimmelzwaan, G. F., Follmann, F., Agger, E. M., Andersen, P., de Gier, J. W. & Luirink, S. 2015 In : Microbial Cell Factories. 13, p. 162

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Autotransporter-based antigen display in bacterial ghosts.

Hjelm, A., Söderström, B., Vikström, D., Jong, W. S. P., Luirink, S. & de Gier, J. W. 2015 In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81, p. 726-735 2

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Cell age dependent concentration of Escherichia coli divisome proteins analyzed with ImageJ and ObjectJ.

Vischer, N. O., Verheul, J., Postma, M., van den Berg van Saparoea, H. B., Galli, E., Natale, P., Gerdes, K., Luirink, J., Vollmer, W., Vicente, M. & den Blaauwen, T. 2015 In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, p. 586 6

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle