Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life processes. Our research focuses on how biomolecules form, function and degrade inside cells. In short: "Cellular Biochemistry".

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Mutte SK, Kato H, Rothfels C, Melkonian M, Wong GK, Weijers D. Origin and evolution of the nuclear auxin response system. Elife. 2018 Mar 27;7:e33399. doi: 10.7554/eLife.33399. PMID:29580381

Plant embryogenesis. de Vries SC, Weijers D, Current Biology, 27, Issue 17, 2017, R870-R873. doi:

Transcriptome dynamics revealed by a gene expression atlas of the early Arabidopsis embryo. Palovaara J, Saiga S, Wendrich JR, van 't Wout Hofland N, van Schayck JP, Hater F, Mutte S, Sjollema J, Boekschoten M, Hooiveld GJ, Weijers D. Nat Plants. 2017 Nov;3(11):894-904. doi:10.1038/s41477-017-0035-3

The VAO/PCMH flavoprotein family. Ewing TA, Fraaije MW, Mattevi A, van Berkel WJH. Arch Biochem Biophys, 2017, 632:104-117. doi: 10.1016/

The ribosome restrains molten globule formation in stalled nascent flavodoxin. Houwman, J.A., André, E., Westphal, A.H., van Berkel, W.J.H. & van Mierlo, C.P.M. J. Biol. Chem. 291(50), 25911–25920. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.756205.

Colorful Packages: Encapsulation of Fluorescent Proteins in Complex Coacervate Core Micelles. Nolles A, Westphal AH, Kleijn JM, van Berkel WJH, Borst JW. Int J Mol Sci. 2017. doi:10.3390/ijms18071557.