Bacterial group: PhD theses


  • V Roussel-Jazédé. Biogenesis and Functions of Neisserial Autotransporters.


  • EB Volokhina. The outer membrane protein assembly machinery of Neisseria meningitidis.


  • F Senf. The integral inner membrane component XcpS of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type II secretion system: structure, function and localisation.


  • J Arts. Assembly of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type II secretion system.
  • J Geurtsen. Improving pertussis vaccines by lipopolysaccharide engineering.


  • J Kortekaas. Vaccine potential of iron-regulated outer membrane receptors ofNeisseria meningitidis.


  • PJ Burghout. Structure and biogenesis of YscC and YscJ, two major components of the Yersinia enterocolitica type III protein secretion system.
  • B Tefsen. Transport of lipopolysaccharide to the Gram-negative bacterial cell surface.


  • H Adams. Protein export in Escherichia coli: involvement of the signal sequence and Psp proteins. 


  • M El Khattabi. Role of a dedicated chaperone in the folding of Burkholderia glumaelipase.
  • SM Hoffer. Sensing and uptake of inorganic phosphate in Escherichia coli K-12.
  • LJJM Steeghs. Lipid A engineering in vaccine development against Neisseria meningitidis.


  • J Folders. Secretion of heterologous proteins by Pseudomonas spp. for improvement of biocontrol performance.
  • TC Prinz. Structural and functional characterization of the lactoferrin receptor complex from Neisseria meningitidis.


  • EF Eppens. Folding and gating of the outer membrane porin PhoE of Escherichia coli.
  • CM Jansen. In vitro and in vivo assembly of bacterial porins: PorA of Neisseria meningitidis and PhoE of Escherichia coli.


  • PG Braun. Protein secretion in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: transport and maturation of elastase.


  • NP Nouwen. Protein export in Escherichia coli: role of the signal sequence and the protonmotive force.
  • P van Gelder. Folding and structure/function relationship of outer membrane protein PhoE of Escherichia coli.


  • RGPM Brok. Molecular characterisation of Escherichia coli outer membrane phospholipase A.
  • NA de Groot. Molecular characterization of protein secretion in plant growth-promoting Pseudomonas putida WCS358.
  • CM Janssen. PhoE of Escherichia coli as a carrier for foreign T-cell epitopes: possibilities and limitations.
  • M Kleerebezem. Protein export in Escherichia coli: involvement of Psp proteins, ribosomes and PPIase A.
  • MEF Scholten. Regulation of the expression of the phosphate regulon ofEscherichia coli.


  • AM Pettersson-Fernholm. Characterization of two iron-regulated outer membrane proteins, the lactoferrin receptor and FrpB, of Neisseria meningitidis.


  • LGJ Frenken. Pseudomonas glumae lipase: characterization, biogenesis and protein engineering.


  • W Bitter. Ferric-pseudobactin transport across the outer membrane ofPseudomonas putida WCS358.
  • AMJ Spierings. Enterobacterial species-specific DNA probes based on the gene for outer membrane protein PhoE.
  • MC Struyve. Structure-function relationship of outer membrane protein PhoE ofEscherichia coli K-12: a site-specific mutagenesis approach.


  • JJPA de Cock. Biogenesis of outer membrane protein PhoE of Escherichia coli K-12: studies on protein conformation.


  • MC Agterberg. Outer membrane protein PhoE of Escherichia coli K-12 as a carrier for the transport of foreign antigenic determinants.
  • GJ de Vrije. Studies on the role of phospholipids in the translocation process of outer membrane protein PhoE across Escherichia coli inner membranes.


  • HJ Bosch. Export and sorting information in the Escherichia coli outer membrane protein PhoE.


  • PA van der Ley. Topology and structure-function relationship of PhoE pore protein of the Escherichia coli outer membrane.