Faculty

Dr. Matthias Heinemann

Full Professor
Ph.D. RWTH Aachen University of Technology, 2003
Dipl.-Ing. University of Stuttgart, 1999

Administrative assistant

Manon Dusseljee

Lab manager

Silke Vedelaar

Postdoc

Dr. Andre Zylstra

PhD – University of Cambridge, 2019
MSci – Systems Biology, University of Cambridge, 2015
BA – Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2015

Dr. José Vila Chã Losa

PhD in systems biology, University of Groningen, 2024
M.Sc. Bioengineering, University of Porto, 2019
B.S. Bioengineering, University of Porto, 2019

PhD students

Nathan Fargier

Ph.D. candidate: systems biology
M.Sc. Biomolecular Sciences, Chimie Paristech, Paris, 2021
B.S. Molecular Physics and Chemistry, Lycée Saliège, France, 2018

Christian Bleischwitz

Ph.D. candidate: systems biology
M.Sc. Biochemistry, Heidelberg University, 2022
B.S. Bichemistry, Heidelberg University, 2019

Julius Fülleborn 

Ph.D. candidate: systems biology
M.Sc. Biomolecular Sciences, University of Groningen, 2019
B.S. Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Sweden, 2018

Vítor Martins

Ph.D. candidate: systems biology
M.Sc. Applied Biochemistry, University of Minho, Braga, 2018
B.S. Biochemisty, University of Minho, Braga, 2015

Enrico Calzati

Ph.D. candidate: systems biology
M.Sc. Physics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 2018
B.S. Physics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 2014

Douwe Grundel

Ph.D. candidate: computational systems biology
M.Sc. Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, University of Amsterdam & VU Amsterdam, 2019
B.S. Biology, University of Groningen, 2017

Hanna Terpstra

Ph.D. candidate: molecular biology
M.Sc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Groningen, 2018
B.S. Life Science and Technology, University of Leiden, 2016

Bachelor and Master students

Alumni

Postdoctoral scholars

  • Ed Smith,
  • Aleksandr Pogodaev, 2020-2021
  • Vakil Takhaveev, 2019-2021
  • Diego Alonso Martinez, 2018-2019
  • Ernest Liu, 2018-2019
  • Francisca Sarreira Simoes Horta Monteiro, 2016-2018
  • Hannah Schramke, 2016-2018
  • Robson de Assis Souza, 2015-2016
  • Georg Hubmann, 2013-2016
  • Alvaro Ortega Moreno, 2013-2017
  • Anne Meinema, 2011-2014
  • Guillermo Zampar, 2011-2013
  • Chetak Shetty, 2010-2011
  • Sung-Sik Lee, 2008-2009

Ph.D. students in Groningen and Zurich

  • Xiang Li, PhD, 2024, Thesis: Unveiling the interplay between glucose metabolism and cell size in yeasts
  • Jose Losa, PhD, 2024, Thesis: Bridging the gap between metabolism and the physics of the cytoplasm
  • Haoqi Chen, PhD, 2022. Thesis: Dissecting dynamic interactions between metabolic and cell cycle oscillators: development and application of novel single-cell tools
  • Joana Saldida, PhD, 2021. Thesis: On a quest for metabolic fluxes: sampling and inference tools using thermodynamics, metabolome and labelling data
  • Vakil Takhaveev, PhD, 2020. Thesis: Dissecting the temporal dynamics of eukaryotic metabolism in single cells
  • Tom Kimkes, PhD, 2019. Thesis: Surface sensing in Escherichia coli
  • Zheng Zhang, PhD, 2018. Thesis: Single-cell manipulation and dynamic metabolite detection in Escherichia coli
  • Brenda Bley Folly, PhD, 2018. Thesis: Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate and its role on the flux-dependent regulation of metabolism
  • Simeon Leupold, PhD, 2018. Thesis: Thermodynamic and stoichiometric constraint-based inference of metabolic phenotypes
  • Alexandros Papagiannakis, PhD, 2017. Thesis: Intrinsic, periodic and tunable metabolic dynamics: a scaffold for cellular coherence
  • Jakub Radzikowski, PhD, 2017. Thesis: Systems biology of bacterial persistence, a metabolism-driven strategy for survival
  • Athanasios Litsios, PhD, 2017. Thesis: Metabolic-rate dependent cell cycle entry and progression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Georges Janssens, PhD. 2016. Thesis: A system wide view of replicative aging in budding yeast
  • Bastian Niebel, PhD, 2015. Thesis: Thermodynamic principles governing metabolic operations Inference, analysis and prediction
  • Daphne Huberts, PhD, 2015. Thesis: The impact of metabolism on aging and cell size in single yeast cells
  • Stefan Jol, PhD, 2014. Thesis: Model-based experimental data integration of microbial metabolism
  • Mareike Schmidt, PhD, 2014. Thesis: Flux-signaling and flux-dependent regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Benjamin Volkmer, PhD, 2011. Thesis: Metabolism drives phenotypic bistability and persister cell formation in Escherichia coli
  • Oliver Kotte, PhD., 2009. Thesis: Reverse engineering of a metabolic, noise-exploiting control design
  • Anne Kümmel, PhD, 2008. Thesis: Integrating thermodynamics-based modeling and quantitative experimental data for studying microbial metabolism

Bachelor and Master students in Groningen

  • Alies Antonides, 2024, Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
  • Rijmke Bottema, 2023, University of Groningen
  • Jelle de Boer, 2023, University of Groningen
  • Alina Rekena, 2021, Tallin University of Technology
  • Prerna Waran, 2021, University of Groningen
  • Julius Fülleborn, 2021, University of Groningen
  • Vasiliki Tsousi, 2021, University of Groningen
  • Anna de Jong, 2021, University of Groningen
  • Victor Dubach, 2021, University of Groningen
  • Suzanne Jansen, 2020, University of Groningen
  • Kerlen Korbeld, 2020, University of Groningen
  • Catherine Loukogiannaki, 2020, University of Athens
  • Hugo Markus, 2020, University of Groningen
  • David Mertens, 2020, University of Groningen
  • Ronja Wabeke, 2020, University of Groningen
  • Serj Koshian, 2019, University of Groningen
  • Alexine de Wit, 2019, University of Groningen
  • Lianne Mulder, 2019, University of Groningen
  • Egle Kybartaite, 2018, Vytautas Magnus University
  • Marten Chaillet , 2018, University of Groningen
  • Maaike Sangster, 2018, University of Groningen
  • Oane Gros, 2018, University of Groningen
  • Michelle Scharte, 2018, University of Groningen
  • Floor Schukking, 2018, University of Groningen
  • Tijn de Leeuw, 2018, University of Groningen
  • Linea Muhsal, 2017, Wageningen University
  • Natalia Łazarewicz, 2017, University of Wrocław
  • Joni Gallagher, 2017, University of Groningen
  • Tim Meijer, 2017, University of Groningen
  • Justin Norder, 2017, University of Groningen
  • Eefke van Olst, 2017, University of Groningen
  • Pieter Blom, 2017, University of Groningen
  • Joris Oosterhof, 2017, University of Groningen
  • Cas Cornet, 2017, Hanze Hogeschool
  • Milou Hoving, 2017, Hanze Hogeschool
  • Marta Pałka, 2016, University of Wrocław
  • Fleur Ruijne, 2016, University of Groningen
  • Jim Ottelé, 2016, University of Groningen
  • Ivan Frák, 2016, Masaryk University
  • Vitali Laba, 2016, Hanze Hogeschool
  • Santiago Cano-Muniz, 2015, University of Groningen
  • Janeska de Jonge, 2015, University of Groningen
  • Neus Mestre Farrás, 2015, University of Groningen
  • Anna Stejskalova, 2014, University of Groningen
  • Ruben Vazquez Uribe, 2014, University of Groningen
  • Sebastiaan van Kessel, 2014, University of Groningen
  • Michael Verhoeven, 2014, University of Groningen
  • Rieza Aprianto, 2013, University of Groningen
  • Marius Uebel, 2013, University of Groningen
  • Marten Exterkate, 2013, University of Groningen
  • Martijn Zwama, 2013, University of Groningen
  • Michael Verhoeven, 2012, University of Groningen
  • Laura Schippers, 2012, University of Groningen
  • Renseke van Raaphorst, 2012, University of Groningen
  • Tom van Lente, 2012, University of Groningen
  • Yoep Hoekzema, 2012, University of Groningen
  • Jonathon Parrish, 2012, University of Groningen
  • Aline van der Veen, 2012, University of Groningen
  • Sandra Tamerl, 2012, FH Graz
  • Lukas Horn, 2012, ETH Zurich
  • Mareille van den Esker, 2011, University of Groningen
  • Yared Paalvast, 2011, University of Groningen