Scientific Career of Dr. Thomas Barends

Thomas R. M. Barends

Education

  • 1998, August: MSc Chemistry, University of Groningen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural SciencesMSc Chemistry, University of Groningen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • 2004, April: PhD, University of Groningen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Professional Career

  • 2005 - 2010: Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany; Postdoc in the Department of Prof. Ilme Schlichting. Research focused on blue light-activated  proteins and chaperones.
  • 2010 - 2013: Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany; Staff Scientist in the Department of Prof. Ilme Schlichting. Research focused on methods development for the use of X-ray free electron lasers for structural biology
  • 2014- present: Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany; Independent group leader position funded by the Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms (Prof. Ilme Schlichting) and the European Research Council. Research focused on anammox biochemistry and ladderane biosynthesis

Conference Organization

  • March 2014: 22nd Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society; co-chair of the session “Hot New Structures”
  • March 2017: 25th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society; chair of the session “New Approaches in Structural Biology”
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