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Dr. André Heeres, professor of Biobased Chemistry at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, is engaged in (bio) chemical modifications of biomass. Biomass is diverse; from agricultural crops to (animal) residues.

The chemical industry is still dependent on fossil fuels and petroleum but biomass can in many cases serve as raw material for green (bulk) chemicals, bioplastics or even used for medical applications.

Some applied research examples, within the research group Chemistry, are the valorisation of common shrimp shells (adding value to chitin) and pharmaceuticals from glycoalkaloids.

André studied chemistry in Groningen. He conducted his PhD research at TNO Nutrition (modifications of polysaccharides). In addition, André has extensive experience in grant applications to co-finance projects.

Besides working for the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, André works for Syncom and is from here involved in the creation and expansion of several spin-off companies.

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the persons scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

Heat-Shock Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Atrial Fibrillation Medicine & Life Sciences
Galactitol Medicine & Life Sciences
Amino Acid Transport Systems Medicine & Life Sciences
Amino Acid Transport System X-AG Medicine & Life Sciences
Excitatory Amino Acids Medicine & Life Sciences
Sorbitol Medicine & Life Sciences
Molecular Weight Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2017

Rapid chemoenzymatic route to glutamate transporter inhibitor l-TFB-TBOA and related amino acids

Fu, H., Younes, S. H. H., Saifuddin, M., Tepper, P. G., Zhang, J., Keller, E., Heeres, A., Szymanski, W. & Poelarends, G. J. 21 Mar 2017 In : Organic & biomolecular chemistry. 15, 11, p. 2341-2344

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Amino Acid Transport Systems
Amino Acid Transport System X-AG
Excitatory Amino Acids
Amino Acids
Animal Behavior

Cyclohexane-based low molecular weight hydrogelators: a chirality investigation

Friggeri, A., van der Pol, C., van Bommel, K. J. C., Heeres, A., Stuart, M. C. A., Feringa, B. L. & van Esch, J. 5 Sep 2005 In : Nature chemistry. 11, 18, p. 5353-5361

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Gels
Fibers
Derivatives
Chirality
Amino acids

A synthetic strategy for novel nonsymmetrical bola amphiphiles based on carbohydrates

Schuur, B., Wagenaar, A., Heeres, A. & Heeres, E. H. J. 28 Apr 2004 In : Carbohydrate research. 339, 6, p. 1147-1153

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Galactitol
Sorbitol
Carbohydrates
Hexanes
Mannitol

Responsive cyclohexane-based low-molecular-weight hydrogelators with modular architecture

van Bommel, K. J. C., van der Pol, C., Muizebelt, I., Friggeri, A., Heeres, A., Meetsma, A., Feringa, B. L. & van Esch, J. 19 Mar 2004 In : Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English). 43, 13, p. 1663-1667

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Molecular Weight