Dennis Suylen

Technical staff

After finishing my BSc in chemistry (specialised in biochemistry) at the Hogeschool Zuyd in Heerlen, I started working as a research assistant at the Metabolic Research Centre, Alg. Heelkunde, Maastricht University. The work was mainly focussed on the measurement of enriched isotopes with LC-MS and HPLC techniques. After almost four years, I started working at the Department of Biochemistry.

Since 2007 I have been working in the chemical protein synthesis lab of Prof. Hackeng. I am specialised in peptide chemistry: Boc / fmoc- solid phase peptide synthesis and native chemical ligation (NCL). Peptide-peptide interaction and structural function of peptides/proteinsis studied. Contrast agents and fluorescent peptides are synthesised to study cardiovascular diseas. A Xevo-Qtof-G2 UPLC-Mass spectrometer is used for studying all types of chemical reactions as NCL, peptide folding and peptide labeling. I develop new analytical methods as needed. A MALDI-TOF-TOF-MS is used for analysis and peptide/protein fingerprinting.

Several other HPLC systems (analytical scale, preparative scale and SEC) with UV-detection are used. As the lab manager I am responsible for safety in the lab, writing SOP’s, supervising students and all general daily routine.


Department of Biochemistry
Universiteitsingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: 4.350
T: +31(0)43 388 16 81

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