|Group Leader of the Laboratory of Cellular Biochemistry
|Nuclear envelope, nuclear pore complex, membrane protein traffic, yeast ageing
Liesbeth Veenhoff received her PhD cum laude in 2001 from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her PhD, with Bert Poolman, is on the mechanism of transport of sugars by a bacterial transport protein, and has provided her with a solid background in biochemistry and membrane biology. As a HFSP- fellow she moved to the laboratory of cellular biology of Michael Rout at the Rockefeller University in New York. Here, she worked in a collaborative effort to determine the architecture of the Nuclear Pore Complex of baker’s yeast. The intricate structure of this molecular machine fascinated, and the richness of the biology of nuclear transport impressed. So, when moving back to the laboratory of Bert Poolman in 2003, she continued to work on the nuclear pore complex and nuclear envelope of yeast, first as a Veni and later as a Vidi fellow.
Liesbeth Veenhoff is currently an associate professor at the UMCG. The role of nuclear transport in cellular aging, and in particular its function in regulating access to the inner membrane of the nuclear envelope, is the central interest of her lab at ERIBA.
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