Proteomics Lab


Kris Gevaert

Prof. Kris Gevaert



  • Focus on the introduction of proteomic technologies to address challenging questions in life sciences
  • Try to understand why proteins are N-terminally acetylated, study the function of N-terminal proteoforms, and develop technologies to identify cytolysis proteins as disease proxies
  • Our diversified proteomic toolbox makes us preferred catalysts for joint research projects


  • Proteomics
  • Protein modifications
  • Biomarkers
  • Single-cell proteomics

Current projects

  • The influence of protein N-terminal acetylation on protein conformation (FWO)
  • Innovative Proteomics Approach to Identify Fluid Biomarkers for Frontotemporal Degeneration (FY20 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program)
  • Automated sample preparation for single-cell mass spectrometry-based proteomics (Foundation against Cancer, Advanced technology equipment)
  • Validation of a biomarker panel for the diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (Foundation against Cancer)
  • Validation of a protein biomarker panel in exhaled breath condensate (Foundation against Cancer)


Team Gevaert

  • Patrick Willems - Postdoc
  • Sylwia Magdalena Struk - Postdoc
  • Tijs Merckaert - Postdoc
  • Marcel Bühler - postdoc
  • Afroditi Maria Katsaouni - PhD student
  • Aurélie Mohrbacher - PhD student
  • Eline Schillebeeckx - PhD student
  • Emin Araftpoor - PhD student
  • Emma Guillerme - PhD student
  • Jarne Pauwels - PhD student
  • Sam Calis - PhD student
  • Tine Claeys - PhD student
  • Yajie Zhang - PhD student
  • Chloé Van Leene - PhD student
  • Nele Vandenbussche - PhD student
  • Esperanza Fernandez - staff scientist
  • Lode Denolf - lab technician
  • Tessa Van de Steene - lab technician

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