Tim Hogervorst

Tim Hogervorst

PhD student

​Bio-organic Synthesis
Leiden University
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
The Netherlands
t.p.hogervorst@lic.leidenuniv.nl

Project 

The goal of this project is to synthesize multifunctional single molecule vaccine modalities. In this project chemical synthesis is used  to access well-defined constructs comprising different immune-active components.  These components can include: an antigenic peptide (MHC I and II epitopes) for specific T cell induction and a combination of pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) such as Toll-like receptor (TLR) and C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) ligands. These constructs will be used to study the cross talk between CLRs and TLRs and optimize the immune response against the incorporated peptide antigen.

Expertise

  • Carbohydrate synthesis,
  • Peptide synthesis
  • Organic chemistry
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • HPLC