University of Twente
7522 NB Enschede, the Netherlands
- Short Biography
Vinod Subramaniam is chair of the Nanobiophysics group and the Scientific Director of the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine at the University of Twente. He is also an extraordinary professor in Nanoscale Imaging at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, a guest professor and senior fellow of the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and an adjunct professor at the School of Natural Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India.
Vinod was trained in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan). After receiving his PhD in 1996, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Thomas M. Jovin. He was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and a Human Frontiers Science Program long-term fellowship. He stayed at the Max Planck Institute until 2002 as a staff scientist and group leader. In 2002 he joined the Advanced Science and Technology Laboratory of AstraZeneca in Loughborough, UK as a senior research scientist. In 2004 he was appointed professor and chair of Biophysical Engineering at the University of Twente. His work has been recognized by the Fluorescence Young Investigator Award of the Biophysical Society.
Vinod is chair of the FOM workgroup on Physics of Life Processes and the chair of the “Platform Universitaire Natuurkunde”.
His research interests include understanding the nano- and meso-scale details of protein conformational dynamics, and in particular, the biophysics of protein misfolding and amyloid formation using a broad range of microscopy and spectroscopy techniques.