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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 at SNIPR BIOME. His master research was focused on the design of fluorescent proteins to sense biomolecules using various protein engineering techniques in the group of Maarten Merkx at the TU/e in the Netherlands. 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. Eric finished his PhD in the Sommer lab in Denmark, where he focused on the development of a novel platform for drug discovery using genetically engineered bacteria. Currently he is VP of Synthetic Biology and Bioinformatics at SNIPRBiome focusing on microbiome modulation using CRISPR.


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