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About the blog DNAcoil.com

I’ve started this blog in 2013 to just write about the (science) articles I read and to highlight some hidden gems amongst them. The topics cover anything ranging from DNA, proteins, bacteria to the universe.  However, I’ll try to keep it somewhere floating between DNA and bacteria.

If you have any questions, comments or spotted a typographic error (don’t worry I’ll hide a few in every post) feel free to drop a line in the comments or send me an email at i [at] iric.nl

About Eric van der Helm

Eric van der Helm is currently a post-doc at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He pursued his bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands. Subsequently he carried out his Master thesis in the group of Maarten Merkx where he obtained his master degree in 2012. He’s master research was focused on the design of fluorescent proteins to sense relevant biomolecules using various protein engineering techniques. During his master track he went to the University of Washington (UW) in the USA as a visiting research scientist to work on the computational design of protein-protein interactions involved in cancer immunotherapy in the group of David Baker. Currently, Eric is part of the Morten Sommer lab where he is focused on the development of a novel platform for drug discovery using genetically engineered bacteria.


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