News

August 18, 2017: Congratulations to Kamal on having his first PhD paper accepted for publication in ACS Infectious Diseases!

July 15, 2017: Matthijs van Haren has officially started as a postdoc in the group – a well deserved promotion!

July 4, 2017:  Hanieh Abedian (a CPS bachelor student working with Tom Wood) was selected for “best research talk” at the annual CPS student symposium – congrats!

June 30, 2017: For the 3rd straight year the Molecular Life Science students have voted Nathaniel “Lecturer of the Year”!

June 23, 2017: Congrats to Matthijs for winning the €500 prize for best research talk by a PhD student at this year’s UIPS department day – well done!

March 28, 2017: Nathaniel was voted has having delivered the most inspiring talk at this year’s UU symposium for ERC laureates. You can watch the lecture here.

March 15, 2017: We’re happy to welcome Charlotte Wesseling who has officially joined the group us as a PhD researcher (joint with the Rooijakkers lab at the UMCU). Charlotte will work on our recently granted ZonMw antibiotics project.

March 2, 2017: We’re pleased to announce that our paper with the Cavarelli group has officially been accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Great effort by Matthijs and everyone else involved!

February 24, 2017: Alen’s manuscript has been accepted for publication in ChemMedChem. Nice work by the Slovenian faction of the lab!

February 2, 2017: Our book chapter for Springer’s “Topics in Medicinal Chemistry” special edition on “The Future of Antibiotics” is off to the presses – well done Laurens!

January 17, 2017: Our review article written with the Medical Microbiology group from the UMCU has officially been accepted for publication in Trends in Microbiology.

December 1, 2016: The Martin group, in collaboration with the Rooijakkers group (UMCU) and the Kuipers group (RUG), have received a €500k grant from ZonMw (The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development). The grant will be used to identify and develop new strategies for combatting drug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens. You can read more about the project here.

November 17, 2016: Nathaniel is a recipient of a 2016 ERC Consolidator grant worth €2M. At this link you can read a press release about the grant and the research it will fund.

October 27, 2016: Our manuscript with the Cavarelli group describing the crystal structure of PRMT2 bound to the inhibitors synthesized by Matthijs has officially been accepted at The FEBS Journal.

September 15, 2016: We’re happy to welcome back Tom Wood who has officially joined us as a PhD researcher and will work as part of the antibiotics team.

August 30, 2016: Congratulations to Alen on having his manuscript accepted for publication in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.

August 29, 2016: Congratulations to Matthijs on having his manuscript accepted for publication in Biochemistry.

June 24, 2016: Congrats to Timo for winning the prize (a new iPad!) for best original research paper at this year’s UIPS department day!

May 1, 2016: Congratulations to Tom Wood on being awarded a PhD study grant from the UIPS-NWO Graduate Programme. With this grant Tom will begin his PhD in our group this Fall.

April 18, 2016: Check out a video profiling the Martin group’s research as part of the recently formed “Science for Life” initiative at Utrecht University.

April 4, 2016: Today Peter successfully defenced his PhD thesis - congratulations Dr. ‘t Hart!

April 1, 2016: We’re happy to welcome Yongzhi Gao who has joined us as a PhD researcher working on the methyltransferase project.

March 11, 2016: Congratulations to Laurens on having his manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

January 7, 2016: Today Timo successfully defenced his PhD thesis – congratulations Dr. Koopmans!

January 15, 2016: We’re happy to welcome Koen Voskuil and Erik Hebels who have joined us for their Bachelors degree major research projects.

December 11, 2015: Congratulations to Peter on having his manuscript accepted for publication in Biochemistry.

November 9, 2015: Congratulations to Alen Sevšek for winning the PhD presentation prize at the 1st Utrecht Science for Life symposium.

September 15, 2015: We’re happy to welcome Rebecca Taig who joins us from the University of Glasgow for her Masters degree 9-month research internship.

August 6, 2015: Congratulations to Alen Sevšek for having his poster awarded 1st prize at the EuroCarb meeting in Moscow (August 2-6).

July 16, 2015: Our manuscript with Arjen Scholten and Albert Heck is accepted for publication in the Molecular Biosystems.

June 30, 2015: Congratulations to Timo, Tom, Peter, and Laurens on having their manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

April 28, 2015: Welcome to Agostino Cianciulli who has joined us for a 6-month visit to work on the PRMT project. Agostino is PhD student from the Sbardella group (Salerno).

April 14, 2015: Together with Enrico Mastrobatista the Martin group was awarded a €100k seed grant from the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences.

March 1, 2015: We’re happy to welcome Maša Čelan who has joined us for her Masters degree major research internship working with Alen on the iminosugars project.

January 23, 2015: Congratulations to Erik and Gruson on having their manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Controlled Release.

October 23, 2014: Congratulations to Matthijs on having his manuscript accepted for publication in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.

October 20, 2014: We’re happy to welcome Tom Wood who has joined us for his Masters degree major research project.

October 1, 2014: We’re happy to welcome Kamal Tehrani who has joined us as a PhD researcher working on a variety of projects involving novel antimicrobial agents.

April 24, 2014: Congratulations to Timo on having his manuscript with the Frankel group accepted for publication in ChemBioChem.

March 20, 2014: Congratulations to Caitlin, Stuart and Peter on having their manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

February 1, 2014: We’re happy to welcome Bibi Erjavec who has joined us for her Bachelors degree major research internship working with Alen on the iminosugars project.

January 13, 2014: Our recently accepted Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry manuscript has been selected as an “OBC Hot Article” for the month of January 2014 and will be free to access for the next four weeks!

December 10, 2013: Congratulations to Peter, Laurens, Gerjan, and Sabine on having their manuscript accepted for publication in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.

December 3, 2013: The Drug Discovery Today review we co-authored with the Dekker group is now online.

November 25, 2013: We’re happy to welcome Rens Bakker who has joined us for his Masters degree major research project.

November 11, 2013: We’re happy to welcome Kelvin (Sing) Lau who is visiting us from Glasgow for a nine-month Erasmus research internship.

November 6, 2013: We’re happy to welcome Jolinde Soesbergen who has joined us for her Masters degree major research project.

November 1, 2013: We’re happy to welcome Laurens Kleijn who has joined us as a PhD researcher working on a variety of projects involving antimicrobial peptides.

October 10, 2013: We’re happy to welcome Coen de Oude who has joined us for his Masters degree minor research project.

October 1, 2013: We’re happy to welcome Gosia Sleszynska who has joined us as a postdoctoral fellow and will work on the lipid II-binding peptides VIDI project.

August 15, 2013: We’re happy to welcome Tom Wood who has joined us for his Bachelors degree major research project.

May 6, 2013: Congratulations to Laurens Kleijn on being awarded a PhD study grant from the Bijvoet-NWO Graduate Programme. With this grant Laurens will begin his PhD in our group this Fall.

February 25, 2013: We’re happy to welcome Gruson Klaasse who has joined us for his Masters degree major research project.

February 1, 2013: We’re happy to welcome Alen Sevšek who has joined us as a PhD researcher working on the glycosidase inhibitor project.

January 15 , 2013: We’re happy to welcome Matthijs van Haren who has joined us as a PhD researcher working on the PRMT project.

November 29, 2012: Congratulations to Raymond, Hilbert, Simon, and Sara on having their manuscript accepted for publication in MedChemComm.

November 26 , 2012: We’re happy to welcome Frederike Müskens who has joined us for her Masters degree major research project.

October 25 , 2012: Congratulations to Timo and Matthijs on having their manuscript accepted for publication in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry.

October 1 , 2012: We’re happy to welcome Caitlin Mooney and Stuart Johnson who are visiting us from the University of Glasgow for their 9-month Erasmus exchange program research projects.

September 13, 2012: Congratulations to Laurens, Frederike, Sabine, and Gerjan on having their manuscript accepted for publication in Tetrahedron Letters.

September 11, 2012: Nathaniel has been awarded a “Young Investigators Incentive Award” by the Utrecht University Board of Governors (award value 250 k€).

July 20, 2012: Congratulations to Peter and Randy on having their manuscript accepted for publication in MedChemComm.

February 13, 2012: We’re happy to welcome Frederike Müskens who has joined us for her senior Bachelors degree research project.

January 17, 2012: Congratulations to Timo on having his first manuscript accepted for publication in the new RSC journal RSC Advances.

November 21, 2011: We’re happy to welcome Laurens Kleijn who has joined us for his Masters degree major research project.

 

 Nathaniel Martin