Oscar Kuipers#

Oscar Kuipers
Membership Number:6963
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 - present founder and CSO of Omnicin Therapeutics
  • 1999 - present Full Professor, Head of Dept. Molecular Genetics , Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 1997 - 1999 Head of Genetics , NIZO Food Research, Dept. Biophysical Chemistry, Ede, the Netherlands
  • 1990 - 1997 Postdoc and Project Leader, Molecular Genetics, NIZO Food Research, Dept. Biophysical Chemistry, Ede, the Netherlands
  • 1988 EMBO Fellowhip Paris Orsay: Time resolved fluorescence studies with Dr. J. Gallay
  • 1986 - 1990 PhD in Biochemnistry, Utrecht University: Probing the mechanism of pancreatic phospholipase A2 by protein engineering’ Promotor: Prof. Dr. G.H. de HaasCo-promotor: Prof. Dr. H.M. Verheij

Fields of Scholarship
  • Bacterial cell engineering
  • Synthetic biology
  • Antibiotic development
  • Bacterial physiology
  • Phenotypic heterogeneity and bistability
  • Genomics and transcriptomics
  • Gene regulation in microbes
  • Engineering modified peptides: RiPPs and NRPs
  • Pathogenic bacteria

Honours and Awards
  • 2021 Chairman of jury to appoint new members to Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • 2019 Royal decoration of Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion by King Willem Alexander
  • 2019 Honorary Professor at Nankai University, China
  • 2016 ISI Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher
  • 2015 Elected Executive Board Member, European Academy of Microbiology (EAM)
  • 2013 Elected Member, European Academy of Microbiology (EAM)
  • 2012 iGEM Team Groningen: European and World Champion 2012 Synthetic Biology
  • (Kuipers was supervisor/coach/coordinator of the iGEM team Groningen from 2008-2015)
  • 2011 Elected Member, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • 2011 Simon Stevin Meester Award (Science and Technology Award of STW, Dutch Science Council, the Netherlands) €500,000

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