Johan Thevelein

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Johan Thevelein is a Belgian molecular biologist and professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium). He is head of the VIB Department of Molecular Biology, KU Leuven.

Johan Thevelein obtained a PhD from the KU Leuven in 1981. He did a Postdoc at Yale University in Connecticut, United States from 1982 until 1983, and he is Scientific Director of the VIB Department of Molecular Microbiology since 2002. As of 2015 he is also the Chief Scientific Officer at GlobalYeast, a spin of company that will develop and deliver superior industrial strains.[1][2]

His research interest is on the molecular genetics and biochemistry of nutrient-sensing and -signaling in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast).[3]


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  3. ^ Van Nuland A, Vandormael P, Donaton M, Alenquer M, Lourenco A, Quintino E, Versele M, Thevelein JM, Ammonium permease-based sensing mechanism for rapid ammonium activation of the protein kinase A pathway in yeast, Mol Microbiol 1485-1505, 2006