e-mail: aldo _at_ molmod _dot_ nl
pre doctoral experience
Aug. 1988 - Jan. 1994 - Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, the Netherlands
study chemistry at the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden. Main subjects: Organic chemistry & Enzymology.
Internship (9 months) at TNO Zeist/TU Delft: synthesis of biosensors using covalently bound cofactors.
(under supervision of dr. W.A.C Somers & prof. dr. J.A. Duine)
Literature thesis on the nature of the divalent copper center in cytochrome c oxidase
(under supervision of prof. dr. G. Canters)
Aug. 1989 - June 1990 - Århus, Denmark
student at the University of Århus, Denmark (ERASMUS exchange program).
April 1994 - Oct. 1994 - GBF Braunschweig, Germany
position as junior-researcher (6 months) at the Geselschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung (GBF) to synthesize FAD- and NAD-derivatives for application in biosensors (supervisor: Dr. A.F. Bückmann).
1995 - 1999 - PhD Technical University Delft, the Netherlands Computational chemistry of PQQ and QH-ADH
Supervised by prof. dr. J.A. Duine and later prof. dr. W.F Hagen.
Doctoral thesis defended Oct. 14th 2003.
post-doc & work experience
01/01/00-15/03/04 - VU Amsterdam, section Medicinal Chemistry
16/03/04-01/07/04 - VUChem Research (web-designer)
01/07/04-01/07/07 - VU Amsterdam, section Medicinal Chemistry
20/08/07-present - Lecturer Bioinformatics Leiden University of Applied Sci.
Academic activities (selection)
July 2001 - Teaching the course Drug design & Computational Molecular Chemistry, Utrecht, in collaboration with Dr. E. Moret and Prof. Dr. J. Tollenaere. May 2003 - Member of the Organizing Committee of the XXXII Annual Meeting of the European Histamine Research Society, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands. May 2005 - Member of the Organizing Committee of the 15th Noordwijkerhout-Camerino Symposium Trends in Drug Research, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands. 2000-2007 - Educational/Promotional activities for Pharmacochemistry/Chemistry at the VU (Masterclasses, Schoolvisits, Meeloopdagen, etc.)
Scholarships and prizes
Sept. 2001 - The poster Modelling of GPCRs in a membrane: application to the human histamine H3 receptor won the first prize at the Modeling 2001 Annual International Meeting of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society, Erlangen, Germany Oct. 2004 - The poster How to activate the histamine H1 receptor won the third prize at the FIGON Medicine Days, Lunteren, The Netherlands Oct. 2005 - The poster How to block the histamine H1 receptor won the second prize at the FIGON Medicine Days, Lunteren, The Netherlands