prof. dr. J. (Judith) Klumperman Full Professor
- Cell Biology
Since 2001 Judith Klumperman is professor of Cell Biology and since 2008 chair of the Department of Cell Biology at the UMC Utrecht. She is also head of the Cell Microscopy Core of the UMC Utrecht, which is widely recognized as one of the best expertise centers in the world for immuno-electron microscopy. On a yearly basis the UMC Utrechts trains and assist over 40 scientists from the Netherlands and 15-20 international guests.She is often asked for expert microscopy advise and participate(d) in a large number of international collaborations.
Her research focus on understanding the molecular basis of human diseases, with an emphasis on diseases of the endo-lysosomal system. Diseases specifically addressed in my work are: Lysosomal storage disorders (Pompe disease; Mucolipidosis II/I-Cell disease) – Alzheimer disease – Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome (pigmentation bleeding disorder) - Cancer – virus and bacterial infections – ARC syndrome –Microvillar inclusion Disease. In addition, her work has elucidated fundamental concepts of endosome and lysosome biogenesis, of which the most recent finding is a novel pathway for the delivery of lysosomal membrane proteins to the lysosomes.
Regular (>10) member or chair of Appointment Advisory Committee’s for new professors.
Regular (>20) member of chair of thesis assessment committee’s (Universities of Utrecht, Leiden, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Leuven (Belgium), Copenhagen (Denmark)).
ESFRI initiative EuroBioImaging. 2010-2014: Steering Committee (member). 2009-2014: WP4: Coordinator for Correlative Light Electron Microscopy.
Utrecht PhD program ‘Biomembranes’. 2004-2006: Board member. 2007-2010: Chair. 2010 – now: Board member
NL-BioImaging-AM. Dutch Roadmap initiative for Research Infrastructure for Advanced Microscopy. 2011-present: Vice-chair of the Project Management Team
Dutch Technology Centre (DTL).2011-present: Member of the Core group
Associate editor: Molecular Biology of the Cell. Editorial boards: Traffic, Histochemistry and Cell Biology, Biology of the Cell, PeerJ. Section editor: Current Opinion in Cell Biology. Member of FACULTY F1000
Fellowship and Awards
2007: 20th Foundation lecture, Center for Cell and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India.
2004: VICI Award (1.25M€) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
1998: UMC Utrecht award: Attraction and maintenance of female talent.