Loek van der Kallen


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Loek obtained his bachelor in psychobiology at the UvA, followed by a master’s in Neuroscience & Cognition at the UU. He did research at the VU at the department of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology where he investigated the role of basic leucine zipper transcription factors in neuronal plasticity. He is currently a lecturer at the bachelor ‘Gezondheid en Leven’.

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Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, UVA Universiteit van Amsterdam

1 Sep 20041 Sep 2007

PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 Dec 20092 Feb 2016

Master, Universiteit Utrecht

1 Sep 20071 Sep 2009

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Research Output 2011 2018

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Levenscyclus van de Mens: Ontwikkeling en gezondheid van conceptie tot ouderdom

van de Bor, M. (ed.), de Gier, B. (ed.) & van der Kallen, L. R. (ed.), Nov 2018, 5de, herziene ed. Amsterdam: VU University Press Amsterdam. 253 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademic

Regulation of neuronal plasticity by the transcription factor NFIL3

van der Kallen, L. R., 2016, 152 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Genetic Deletion of the Transcriptional Repressor NFIL3 Enhances Axon Growth In Vitro but Not Axonal Repair In Vivo

van der Kallen, L. R., Eggers, R., Ehlert, E. M., Verhaagen, J., Smit, A. B. & van Kesteren, R. E., 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 5, e0127163.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
nerve tissue

Genome-wide gene expression and promoter binding analysis identifies NFIL3 as a repressor of C/EBP target genes in neuronal outgrowth

MacGillavry, H. D., Cornelis, J., van der Kallen, L. R., Sassen, M. M., Verhaagen, J., Smit, A. B. & van Kesteren, R. E., 2011, In : Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 46, 2, p. 460-468

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
CCAAT-Enhancer-Binding Proteins
Gene Expression


KnowVU award 2016 najaar

Loek van der Kallen (Recipient), 15 Nov 2016