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Dr. Marc van Dijk studied Biology at Utrecht University and obtained his Master’s degree in Biomolecular Sciences and specialization in structural biology in 2005. Subsequently, he performed his PhD research at the NMR Department of the Bijvoet Center for structural biology at Utrecht University. Marc obtained his PhD degree in 2010, on the topic of protein-DNA interaction modelling using molecular simulation techniques. Thereafter, he has been involved in various research projects as post-doctoral researcher at the Cambridge University (UK), Utrecht University and VU University Amsterdam where he currently holds a Senior Scientist position. His research focuses on the study of biomolecular interactions using computational molecular modeling and simulation techniques. Marc is currently involved in the Dutch e-Science center project “Enhancing protein-Drug binding prediction” where he is involved in method development for accurate protein-drug binding affinity prediction using free-energy methods. Part of this project is the MDStudio software platform for microservice based molecular dynamics workflows where Marc is project coordinator and lead developer.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Universiteit Utrecht

Oct 2005Feb 2010

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Research Output 2006 2018

  • 22 Article
  • 3 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Drug toxicity profiling of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae deubiquitinase deletion panel shows that acetaminophen mimics tyrosine

Huseinovic, A., van Dijk, M., Vermeulen, N. P. E., van Leeuwen, F., Kooter, J. M. & Vos, J. C., Mar 2018, In : Toxicology in Vitro. 47, p. 259-268 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Inter-individual variability in activity of the major drug metabolizing enzymes in liver homogenates of 20 Individuals

den Braver-Sewradj, S. P., den Braver, M. W., van Dijk, M., Zhang, Y., Dekker, S. J., Wijaya, L., Vermeulen, N. P. E., Richert, L., Commandeur, J. N. M. & Vos, J. C., 8 Jan 2018, In : Current Drug Metabolism. 19, 4

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Glutathione Transferase
Open Access
Free energy
free energy
Drug Design
Molecular Dynamics Simulation

Comprehensive and Automated Linear Interaction Energy Based Binding-Affinity Prediction for Multifarious Cytochrome P450 Aromatase Inhibitors

van Dijk, M., Ter Laak, A. M., Wichard, J. D., Capoferri, L., Vermeulen, N. P. E. & Geerke, D. P., 25 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. 57, 9, p. 2294-2308 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Aromatase Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System

eTOX ALLIES: an automated pipeLine for linear interaction energy-based simulations

Capoferri, C. L., van Dijk, M., Rustenburg, A. S., Wassenaar, T., Kooi, D. P., Rifai, E. A., Vermeulen, N. P. E. & Geerke, D. P., 2017, In : Journal of Cheminformatics. 9, 58, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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