Dr. Dirk Bald



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+31 20 59 86991
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d.bald@vu.nl
faculteit der bètawetenschappen ( subafdeling structuurbiologie )
Assistant professor

Dr. Dirk Bald studied Chemistry and Biology at the University of Münster (Germany) and subsequently obtained his PhD in Biochemistry, working on membrane proteins involved in cyanobacterial photosynthesis. From 1995 to 2001, Bald worked at the Tokyo Institute of Technology as post-doctoral researcher, studying biochemical and single molecule aspects of the motor protein ATP synthase, a pivotal component of energy metabolism in living cells.

In 2001, Bald started as assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at VU University Amsterdam. His research interests include both fundamental and applied topics in energy metabolism, at the interface between biochemistry, chemical biology and microbiology.

From 2006 to 2009, Bald coordinated a Marie Curie Research Training Network involving thirteen partners in eight European Countries. His group has investigated oxidative phosphorylation in pathogenic bacteria and significantly contributed to the (surprising) view that ATP synthesis can be utilized as efficient target pathway for novel antibiotics, in particular against tuberculosis.

Moreover, Bald coordinates the course Protein Science of the Master’s programme Biomolecular Sciences and the Minor programme Biomolecular Science & Neuroscience, thereby integrating actual AIMMS research in the course subject matter.

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Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017