March 21, 2018 at 1.30 p.m.
Aula, Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen
Carel Fijen was born on July 7, 1989 in Purmerend, the Netherlands.
He finished seconday school (VWO gymnasium) in 2007. Because of his great interest in chemistry and biology, he continued his education at Wageningen University, where he studied Molecular Life Sciences. This interdisciplinary programme combines chemistry, biology and physics. His thesis work at the Laboratory of Microbiology focused on finding DNA aptamers for haemoglobin and ectoine; during his internship at Montana State University (U.S.A.) he developed nanoreactors based on bacteriophage proteine cages, which resulted in a publication in the Journal if Materials Chemistry B. He obtained his MSc degree in early 2013. Eager to continue in science and intrigued bt DNA repair, he started his PhD in the group of Dr. Johannes Hohlbein at the Laboratory of Biophysics.
In his free time he likes to write short stories and go outdoors with his camera.
Promotor / Co-promotor
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Herbert van Amerongen
Co-promotor: Dr. Johannes Hohlbein