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Our main focus is to understand the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation that underpin development and disease.

About our Department

Our research

The main focus of the department is to understand the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation that underpin development and disease. Our research is mainly concentrated in the groups of Tokameh Mahmoudi, Jeroen Demmers and Peter Verrijzer. The Mahmoudi lab studies the role of chromatin regulation in HBV and HIV latency, its impact on pathologies, and novel therapeutic interventions. Jeroen Demmers heads the Erasmus MC proteomics facility that services the whole Erasmus MC community. In addition, his own research concentrates on the function of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) in health and disease. Verrijzer’s lab current research is aimed at understanding the coupling between cellular metabolism and epigenetics. In addition, they have a long-standing interest in the role of ATP-dependent chromatin remodelers in development and in human cancer.


C. Peter Verrijzer, head of department
Dept. of Biochemistry, room Ee642
Erasmus University Medical Center
Dr Molewaterplein 50
3015 GE Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-107043461
Email: c.verrijzer@erasmusmc.nl

Principal Investigators

About our Department

About our Department

BSc & MSc students

The Department of Biochemistry participates in the bachelor and master programs of both Medicine and Nanobiology. This includes the fundamentals of chemistry and biochemistry, physiological chemistry and metabolism, proteomics, signal transduction and gene regulation. Student projects (6 –12 months) for MSc students in life-sciences, medicine and chemistry are available on a regular basis. If you are interested in participating in one of our research projects, contact Prof. Dr. C.P. Verrijzer for more information by email, including a brief description of research interests and your CV.  

MSc Molecular Medicine
This two-year research master’s program focuses on molecular and cellular principles of health and disease

PhD students