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The BIOS Lab-on-a-chip group



Rik Rurup



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Rik Rurup was born in 1982 in Voorburg, The Netherlands. He studied Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he received his master degree in January 2009. During this master research projects were performed at Maastricht University, Imperial College (London) and a 9 month graduation project at the Eindhoven University of Technology with the focus on protein engineering.

In september 2009, Rik started as a Ph.D. candidate under supervision of Prof. Dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen at the University of Twente. He defended his thesis “Controlling the loading of protein nanocages” on September 20th, 2013.

Since march 2014 Rik is a post-doctoral researcher working on the nanopil 2.0 project in the BIOS lab on a chip group.


W. F. Rurup, F. C. Verbij, M. S. T. Koay, C. Blum, V. Subramaniam, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, Predicting the loading of Virus-like Particles with Fluorescent Proteins, Biomacromolecules, 2014, 15 (2), pp 558–563; DOI: 10.1021/bm4015792.

W. F. Rurup, J. Snijder, M. S. Koay, A. J. R. Heck, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, Self-sorting of foreign proteins in a bacterial nanocompartment, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (10), pp 3828–3832; DOI: 10.1021/ja410891c

M. Golynskiy, W. F. Rurup, M. Merkx, Antibody detection using a FRET-based protein conformational switch, ChemBioChem (2010) 11, 2264-2267; doi: 10.1002/cbic.201000143.