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- faculteit der exacte wetenschappen ( farmacochemie )
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Henry Vischer studied Biology at Utrecht University and graduated in 1997. He then obtained a research grant from the Nuffic talent program and joined the Department of Neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York for one year, in order to characterize the ligand-binding domains of GnRH and serotonin receptors. From 1998 to 2003, he performed his PhD research in the Department of Endocrinology at Utrecht University. His PhD research was awarded cum laude and with the Organon Research Price for Endocrinology in 2003.
As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Visscher joined the Division of Medicinal Chemistry at VU University Amsterdam, in order to characterize the human cytomegalovirus-encoded constitutive active GPCR US28 and to identify small drug-like molecules acting on this receptor. In 2005, he obtained a Veni-grant to study signalosome and receptome hijacking by the Epstein-Barr virus-encoded GPCR BILF1. He obtained a breakthrough grant from the Netherlands Genomics Initiative in 2008 to develop multiplex tools to investigate interactions between G-protein coupled receptors.
In 2009, Dr. Visscher was appointed assistant professor in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry. He is currently involved in the research on structure-function relationships of histamine and virally encoded chemokine receptors, with an emphasis on G-protein coupled receptors oligomerization and the functional consequences of such interactions.