• Nijenborgh4, Gebouw 5115, ruimte 0108

    9747 AG Groningen


Personal profile


Wouter Roos studied Physics at the Universiteit van Amsterdam which was followed by a PhD at the Universität Heidelberg under the supervision of Joachim Spatz. After research stays at the Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Institut Curie and the Vrije Universiteit Roos moved to the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 2015. Here he is chair of the Molecular Biophysics Lab at the Zernike Institute. His research focus is in the field of Physical Virology, studying viral dynamics and their material properties. Furthermore he studies membrane assemblies and protein dynamics. The main used techniques are (High Speed) Atomic Force Microscopy and Optical Tweezers. Roos received a VIDI grant and numerous other national and international grants.


Representative publications:

  • Adéla Melcrová, Sourav Maity, Josef Melcr, Niels A. W. de Kok, Mariella Gabler, Jonne van der Eyden, Wenche Stensen, John S. M. Svendsen, Arnold J. M. Driessen, Siewert J. Marrink, Wouter H. Roos*
    Lateral membrane organization as target of an antimicrobial peptidomimetic compound 
    Nature Communications, 2023, 14, 4038
  • Sourav Maity, Gianluca Trinco, Pedro Buzón, Zaid R. Anshari, Noriyuki Kodera, Kien Xuan Ngo, Toshio Ando, Dirk J. Slotboom, Wouter H. Roos*
    High Speed-Atomic Force Microscopy reveals a three state elevator-mechanism in the citrate transporter CitS
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 2022, 119 (6), e2113927119 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2113927119 
  • Pedro Buzón, Sourav Maity, Panagiotis Christodoulis, Monique J. Wiertsema, Steven Dunkelbarger, Christine Kim, Gijs J. Wuite, Adam Zlotnick & Wouter H. Roos*
    Virus self-assembly proceeds through contact-rich energy minima
    Science Advances, 2021, Vol. 7, Issue 45, eabg0811
  • S. Maity, J. Ottelé, G. Monreal Santiago, P. Frederix, P. Kroon, O. Markovitch, M. Stuart, S. Marrink, S. Otto, W. H. Roos*
    Caught in the Act: Mechanistic insight into Supramolecular Polymerization driven Self-Replication from Real Time Visualization
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, Vol. 142, Issue 32, 13709–13717


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