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Sjoerd Postma

Sjoerd Postma

  • Life Sciences
  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
  • Associate

Sjoerd Postma read Molecular Life Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen. His research internships concerned click chemistry, enzyme-loaded nanoparticles, and the development of a fluorescent hydrogel to study reaction-diffusion of calcium ions. He also carried out research at the University of Cambridge, which focused on how protein chains move and how these movements affect recognition by other proteins.

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After obtaining his MSc degree, Sjoerd started a PhD project at Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focused on designing chemical reaction networks in microreactors and hydrogels to better understand the chemistry within living cells.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (November 2020)
  • Trainee Patent Attorney, V.O. (2017-2020)

Education

  • PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry, Radboud University Nijmegen (2017)
  • MSc in Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen (2013)

Publications

  • S.G.J. Postma, D. te Brinke, i.N. Vialshin, A.S.Y. Wong, W.T.S. Huck, Tetrahedron, 2017, 73, 4896-4900.
  • S.G.J. Postma, I.N. Vialshin, C.Y. Gerritsen, M. Bao, W.T.S. Huck, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 1794-1798.
  • A.S.Y. Wong, S.G.J. Postma, I.N. Vialshin, S.N. Semenov, W.T.S. Huck, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 12415-12420.
  • S.N. Semenov, A.S.Y. Wong, R.M. van der Made, S.G.J. Postma, J. Groen, H.W.H. van Roekel, T.F.A. de Greef, W.T.S. Huck, Nature Chem., 2015, 7, 160-165.

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English (fluent)
  • German (intermediate)
  • Swedish (intermediate)
  • French (basic)

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Jobfair Vlaamse Technische Kring (VTK) 2024

Brabanthal, Brabantlaan, Leuven, België

The VTK Jobfair will take place on Thurday 14 March 2024. The Jobfair falls during an interesting time for students to find out what the business market has to offer. It is the ideal opportunity for students to get in touch with companies through VTK.

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Graduate Jobfair Ghent 2024

Flanders Expo, Maaltekouter, Ghent, Belgium

De Graduate Jobfair Ghent 2024 is organized by the Ghent University Association.
(Almost) graduated and looking for your first challenging job? Or, looking for further education after your bachelor (BA) or master (MA)? Get to know the current job market and a wide range of further study opportunities.

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JCI Flemish-Brabant Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2024

De Hoorn, Sluisstraat, Leuven, Belgium

JCI Flemish-Brabant Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Our society is constantly changing. And let that be precisely the goal of Junior Chamber International ("JCI"): to bring about positive changes in our society.

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