Ph.D. students

Nico Overeem, M.Sc.

Nico Overeem
Carre 4.326
+31 53 489 9185

Nico Overeem was born on 2 March 1993 in Deventer, The Netherlands. He attended gymnasium at the Jacobus Fruytier scholengemeenschap and followed the International Baccalaureate program. In September 2011 he started his Bachelors at the University of Twente in Chemical Engineering. He followed the minor “learning how to teach”. After his Bachelors, he gained a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering in the Molecules and Materials track in September 2016. During his Masters, he worked for four months at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, on biodegradable polymersomes under the supervision of Prof. Havazelet Bianco-Peled. For his Master thesis, titled: “Encapsulation of Enzyme Cascades in a Viral Capsid: A Route towards Controlled Encapsulation of Enzymatic Pathways in the Capsid of Cowpea Chlorotic Mottle Virus”, he worked in the Biomolecular Nanotechnology group under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jeroen Cornelissen.

Since October 2016, he is a PhD candidate in the Molecular Nanofabrication (MnF) group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ir. Jurriaan Huskens. The goal of his project is developing a nanochip to quantify multivalent interactions of influenza virus with glycans, which can be applied to evaluate the zoonotic potential of different virus strains and the emergence of antiviral resistance.