Piet Borst#

Piet Borst
Email:p.borst 'at' nki.nl
Membership Number:170
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Homepage: http://research.nki.nl/borstlab

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 Group leader of the Piet Borst Lab, Division of Molecular Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • 1987-1999 Chairman Board of Directors of The Netherlands Cancer Institute -Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam
  • 1983-2005 Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, UvA (part time)
  • 1983-1999 Research Director of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
  • 1979-1981 Chairman of the Laboratory of Biochemistry, UvA
  • 1972-1980 Director of the Institute of Animal Physiology, UvA
  • 1969-1983 Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UvA
  • 1966-1983 Head of the Section for Medical Enzymology, Laboratory of Biochemistry, UvA
  • 1965-1969 Associate-professor of Physiological Chemistry, UvA
  • 1963-1964 Post-doctoral research fellow, Biochemistry Department, New York University, with Severo Ochoa and Charles Weissmann
  • 1958-1961 Ph.D., Laboratory of Biochemistry, Univ. of Amsterdam (UvA), superviser: E.C.Slater.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular parasitology (gene expression in trypanosomes and Leishmania species)
  • Unusual nucleotides in DNA (Base J, a new base in DNA of kinetoplastid flagellates, discovered in Amsterdam)
  • Mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer cells
  • Function of ABC-transporters in mammals, focusing on drug transporters

Honours and Awards
  • 1981 Royal Dutch/Shell-prize for the Life Sciences (Netherlands)
  • 1984 Paul-Ehrlich und Ludwig-Darmstaedter Prize, Germany (shared with Prof. George Cross)
  • 1989 Howard Taylor Ricketts Award of the University of Chicago, USA
  • 1990 Dr. G. Wander award of the Wander Foundation in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1992 Dr. H.P. Heineken prize for biochemistry and biophysics of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
  • 1992 Gold medal of the Robert Koch Foundation in Cologne, Germany
  • 1999 Commander in the Order of the Dutch Lion (Netherlands)
  • 1999 Silver Medal of merit of the City of Amsterdam
  • 1999 Medal of the University of Amsterdam for exceptional contributions to the university
  • 2000 Hamilton Fairley Award for Clinical Research, European Society for Medical Oncology, Hamburg.
  • 2003 Honorary degree of Leiden University
  • 2007 Honorary Foreign Commander of the British Empire (CBE)
  • 2007 Honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) of the University of Dundee, Scotland

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