Bonger Kim
Dr. Kimberly Bonger 

Assistant Professor



Upon aging and disease, the capacity of the cell to maintain protein quality and homeostasis diminishes leading to an accumulation of misfolded proteins and aggregates, which is associated with the onset of maladies such as cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. We are focusing on the development of novel molecules and (bio)technoloies to investigate the cells mechanisms on the control, degradation or sequestering of misfolded proteins. In addition we are developing new strategies to treat diseases that arise from misfolded proteins and protein aggregates. Kim Bonger obtained a PhD in organic chemistry at Leiden University in 2008 after which she went for a postdoc at Stanford University in the USA. In 2013 she started her independent research group in the field of chemical biology as part of the department of biomolecular chemistry.

National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

2014 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant
2010 Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) cross disciplinary research fellowship
2009 Dutch Science Organization (NWO) Rubicon research fellowship

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