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Naamdr. IE Wientjes
RoepnaamEmilie
Emailemilie.wientjes@wur.nl

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OmschrijvingUniversitair docent
OrganisatieDepartement Agrotechnologie en Voedingswetenschappen
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Biografie

Current position

  • 2015 - present      Assistant Professor Biophysics and Photosynthesis - Laboratory of Biophysics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

 

Previous positions

  • 2014 - 2015         FOM Postdoctoral Fellow Biophysics and Plasmonics - hosted by the Laboratory of Biophysics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Herbert van Amerongen
  • 2012 - 2014         Postdoctoral Fellow Biophysics and Plasmonics, Molecular Nanophotonics, Institute of Photonic Sciences, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Niek van Hulst
  • 2011 - 2012         Postdoctoral Fellow Biophysics and Photosynthesis - Biophysics group, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Roberta Croce

 

Education

  • 2007 - 2011         PhD (Cum Laude, top 5%) - Molecular Photobiology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Title: Revealing the light-harvesting properties of Photosystem I - From single antenna to supercomplex. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roberta Croce
  • 2002 - 2007         MSc Molecular Sciences (Cum Laude, top 5%), Wageningen University, The Netherlands

 

Fellowships, grants and awards

  • 2019                   Vidi fellowship awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), 5 years research fellowship 
  • 2015                   Veni fellowship awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), three year research fellowship
  • 2015                    Marie Sklodowska Currie Individual Fellowship awarded by the European Commission, two years research fellowship
  • 2014                    FOM/v Fellowship, upto three years research fellowship
  • 2012                    Marie Curie International Fellowship COFUND and ICFOnest program, two years research fellowship

 

Publications

  • 30 publications in refereed journals
  • > 1300 citations (Web of Science), > 1800 (Google Scholar)
  • h-index: 18 (Web of Science), 20 (Google Scholar)

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Acclimation responses in photosynthetic organisms

Photosynthesis is driven by light, yet too much light is harmful for the photosynthetic organisms. In our group we investigate how plants and cyanobacteria cope with differences in light quantity and quality. A multi-disciplinary approach combining biochemistry, spectroscopy and microscopy is used to unveil the beautiful solutions photosynthetic organisms evolved to survive on our dangerous planet.    

 

Main experimental techniques

  • Confocal microscopy and Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)
  • Ultrafast picosecond fluorescence
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Plasmonic nanoantenna
  • Isolation and biochemical characterisation of photosynthetic complexes

 

Current projects

  • State transitions resolved in space and time
  • The spatial heterogeneity of the cyanobacterial thylakoid membrane
  • Light harvesting in photosystem I and photosystem II

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