- Telephone:+31 20 59 87564
- Room nr:o-226
- Unit:faculteit der exacte wetenschappen ( farmacochemie )
- Position:Assistant Professor
Dr. Marco Siderius studied Experimental Biology at the University of Amsterdam. In 1995, he obtained his PhD degree at the University of Amsterdam for his work on the role of calcium and calcium-regulated protein phosphorylation in sexual reproduction of the green alga Chlamydomonas eugametos. As a postdoctoral fellow, he joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at VU University Amsterdam in an EEC- sponsored international collaboration, investigating the adaptive responses of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to stress. He continued his research at VU University and focused his interests more on the signal transduction pathways involved in the adaptation to high osmolarity.
In 2001, Dr. Siderius was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, studying the MAPK signaling pathways in yeast and the role of molecular chaperones like Hsp90/Cdc37 therein. He joined the Division of Medicinal Chemistry in 2006. He is using yeast and mammalian cells as model systems to study G-protein coupled receptor activation, and receptor-receptor and receptor-scaffold interactions.