Name W. Frederik (Rik) Rurup
Room Carre 4.238
Tel +31 53 489 2906
Rik Rurup was born in Voorburg, The Netherlands, on 4th of June 1982. He studied Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he received his master degree in January 2009. During his master he participated in three research projects. The first was at Maastricht University at the department of Molecular Cell Biology with the goal to create a specific interfering short hairpin RNA for specific splice variants of the LMNA gene under the supervision of Dr. J.L.V. Broers. The second project was performed at Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine, Section of Cell Biology in the group of Prof. G.A. Rutter. The goal was to study Intracellular AMP to ATP ratio sensing through an AMPK based sensor. The final graduation project was concluded with the thesis “Development of a FRET-Based Sensor Protein for Antibody Detection”. This project was done in the Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Department of Biomedical Engineering of Prof. Dr. E.W. Meijer, under the supervision of Dr. M. Merkx and Dr. M.V. Golynskiy.
Since September 2009, he is a Ph.D. candidate under supervision of Prof. Dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen at the University of Twente. The aim of his project is the development a rational loading mechanism for protein cages.