Early Stage Researcher: Kim Falkenberg, Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam

                   Work Place      Home Country
                  Netherland   Germany


The title of Kim’s project: Novel peroxisomal disorders and the role of compartmentalization

Kim will focus on the identification (by immunofluorescence microscopy) of novel peroxisomal disorders with reduced peroxisome abundance in the repository of cell lines from patients with undefined peroxisomal defects followed by thorough biochemical and genetic characterization of the underlying defect and the resulting pathophysiology. Alterations in signal transduction pathways will be analyzed in collaboration with the University of Exeter, UK. Kim will participate in the research on the role of compartmentalization in metabolism and the metabolic consequences of peroxisomal defects. Part of these studies will be performed at the University Medical Centre Groningen and Lifeglimmer (Berlin).

Supervisor: Dr. Hans R.W. Waterham (h.r.waterham@amc.uva.nl)

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Schrader, University of Exeter



Poster presentations:

a.        PERFUME Kick-off conference in Groningen (the Netherlands), 2.-4.12.2013,

poster title: “Identification and Characterization of Novel Peroxisomal Disorders

b.       Marie Sk³odowska-Curie Conference: ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen (Denmark), 19.-20.06.2014, poster title: “Identification and Characterization of Novel Peroxisomal Disorders


Oral presentations:

a.        ACM/MDL Meeting 2014 in Lunteren (the Netherlands), 10.-11.03.2014,

title: ”Novel Peroxisomal disorders – Investigating dominant Pex6 mutations

b.       OEPM 2014 conference in Neuss (Germany), 9.-11.9.2014

title:”Identification and Characterization of Novel Peroxisomal Disorders – Investigating single heterozygous Pex6 mutations



For further information and interest, please contact:


Kim D. Falkenberg

Laboratory Genetic Metabolic Diseases

Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam

Meibergdreef 9

1105 AZ Amsterdam

the Netherlands

Email: k.d.falkenberg@amc.uva.nl

Phone: +31 (0)2056 66039

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