Changes in student staff

Petra, who joined us in September, has finished her bachelor internship. Thanks to COVID19 and social distancing, we could not have a leaving get-together as we'd like, but Petra brought cake anyway. And left this little note: Her project did not go at all as expected (or hoped) - turns out our hypothesis was wrong!... Continue Reading →

Towards more reproducible science?

When reading scientific literature, one of my pet peeves is definitely the methods section. "Plasmid X was described here" - but it wasn't. "Protein purification was detailed in earlier work" - but you have to go through 10 sequentially cited papers to find the original source. If you're lucky, you may find what you're looking... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions

Even in the middle of the still-raging SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, we think that climate is a topic we shouldn't forget. Therefore our New Year's Resolution: also in the lab less plastic, more re-use... Glass bottles instead of falcons for solutions; re-using plastics where possible. We always welcome suggestions to make our lab more sustainable!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This year, we have closed the lab a bit earlier than usual. The Netherlands, where some of us live, are in a lockdown since the 14th, Germany followed a day later. We've frozen down our cells, we've cleaned up our benches and closed the door behind us. Hopefully we'll be back somewhere in January -... Continue Reading →

So, what do you actually DO?

Do you know that moment? When you are meeting your new boyfriends' parents, or are at this neighbourhood party. They all know you're a scientist, but now they would like to know what you actually DO. You may start to sweat a little, because how do you explain all the intricacies of - enter your... Continue Reading →

Recent publications

The first fruits from our lab are now available online: a review we wrote about the ADP-ribosylhydrolases MACROD1, MACROD2 and TARG1. This was a nice collaborative effort with Dr. Chris Cooper at the University of Huddersfield. We wrote this review, as we felt that a number of studies addressing these proteins rely on antibodies which... Continue Reading →

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