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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.

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Heat-Shock Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Starch Medicine & Life Sciences
amsonic acid Chemical Compounds
geranylgeranylacetone Chemical Compounds
Molecular weight Engineering & Materials Science
Xylenes Chemical Compounds
Cyclohexane Engineering & Materials Science
Galactitol Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1996 2019

Screening of novel HSP-inducing compounds to conserve cardiomyocyte function in experimental atrial fibrillation

Heeres, A., Xu, H., van Marion, D. MS., Hoogstra-Berends, F., Zhang, D., Seerden, J-P., Loen, L., Steen, H., Henning, R. H. & Brundel, B. J. J. M., 18 Jan 2019, In : Drug design, development and therapy. 13, p. 345—364

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Heat-Shock Proteins
Cardiac Myocytes
Atrial Fibrillation

Programma Groen! Wat je allemaal wel met gras kunt doen: minisymposium grasvalorisatie en -vermarkting

Foorthuis, W., Elema, G., Heeres, A. & Heeres, E., 13 Jun 2018, 19 p. Hanzehogeschool Groningen.

Research output: Other contributionProfessional

Open Access

Synthesis of Bio-aromatics from Black Liquors Using Catalytic Pyrolysis

Heeres, A., Schenk, N., Muizebelt, I., Blees, R., De Waele, B., Zeeuw, A-J., Meyer, N., Carr, R., Wilbers, E. & Heeres, H. J., 5 Mar 2018, In : ACS sustainable chemistry & engineering. 6, 3, p. 3472-3480 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Process for the preparation of low molecular weight aromatics (btx) and biofuels from biomass

Heeres, A., Schenk, N. J. & Kruize-Muizebelt, I., 1 Dec 2017, World Intellectual Property Organization, Patent No. PCT/NL2017/050419, 23 Jun 2017

Research output: PatentAcademic

Open Access
Molecular weight

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., 2017, In : Organic & biomolecular chemistry. 15, 11, p. 2341-2344 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Amino Acid Transport System X-AG
amino acids

Activities 2016 2019

  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Sustainable production of plastics (BioBTX)

André Heeres (Speaker)
4 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

NWO Chains

André Heeres (Speaker)
3 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Belgorod Summerschool

André Heeres (Speaker)
22 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Fraunhofer Institut

André Heeres (Visiting researcher)
19 Feb 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Onderzoek en ontwikkeling groene chemie

André Heeres (Speaker)
18 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

Multidisciplinaire zoektocht naar het ideale bioplastic

André Heeres


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Het perspectief van natuurlijke plastics

André Heeres & Doede J. Binnema


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Functionele chemicaliën uit garnalenresten

André Heeres


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other