Title ROYAL ACADEMY SELECTS 22 MEMBERS Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet News - KNAW Media type Web Country/Territory Netherlands Date 12/05/2022 Description The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has elected 22 new members, including three foreign members. Academy members, leading researchers from across all the disciplines, are selected for their scientific and scholarly achievements. The Academy has about 600 members. Members are appointed for life. The new members will be installed on Monday 12 September 2022.
Dirk Slotboom (1971)
Professor of Structural Membrane Biology, University of Groningen
Dirk Slotboom specialises in explaining and manipulating membrane transport in bacteria and mammalian cells. He established his reputation by discovering a new displacement mechanism, with one protein component distorting the membrane, allowing a second protein in the membrane to tilt, thus bringing in a substance from outside the cell. In his work, he combines biochemical, biophysical and microbiological methods, but Slotboom's interests extend far beyond his own field. Together with synthetic chemists, he is attempting to develop substances that can inhibit membrane transport and, ultimately, possibly serve as antibiotics. He is an outstanding, multiple award-winning lecturer and one of the architects of an entirely new multidisciplinary curriculum for the Life Science and Technology programme at the RUG. The programme meets a great need among both students and employers.
Producer/Author KNAW URL https://www.knaw.nl/en/news/news/royal-academy-selects-22-members?set_language=en Persons Dirk Slotboom