Affiliation: KU Leuven – University of Leuven, BE & Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences ISAS, Dortmund, DE
Keywords: activity-based probes, chemical biology, chemical proteomics, intramembrane proteases, protease inhibitors
Steven Verhelst received his PhD in Chemistry at Leiden University and performed post-doctoral research at the Stanford University, School of Medicine. He started his own laboratory at the Technical University Munich as a TUM Junior fellow and DFG-funded Emmy Noether group leader in 2008. In 2014, he moved to the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences ISAS in Dortmund, Germany, as a group leader in chemical proteomics. Since 2015, he is also appointed as an associate professor in chemical biology at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine of the University of Leuven, Belgium. His laboratory works on the development of chemical tools to covalently label proteins, with a specific focus on (intramembrane) proteases. In his spare time, Steven likes to read, write, cook, listen to heavy metal and watch movies by Paul Verhoeven, Quentin Tarantino and Joel & Ethan Coen.