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- faculteit der bètawetenschappen ( subafdeling moleculaire microbiologie )
- Assistant professor
Dr. Edith Houben graduated in Biology at the VU University Amsterdam in 1999, with a specialization in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She subsequently performed her PhD research on membrane protein biogenesis in the model organism Escherichia coli at Molecular Microbiology at the VU University. After her PhD project, she worked for one year as a postdoctoral research fellow in the same group on signal sequence mediated protein secretion in Bacillus subtilis.
In 2004, Edith Houben moved to Switzerland to enter the tuberculosis research field as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of prof. Jean Pieters, Biozentrum, University of Basel. This work was funded by a long-term Febs fellowship.
In 2007, Houben obtained a VENI-grant and moved to the VU University Medical Center to start her research on the inner workings of type VII secretion systems in pathogenic mycobacteria. In 2013, shesubsequently obtained a VIDI-grant on the same research topic and was appointed assistant professor at Molecular Microbiology research group.