Zaid Ramdhan Anshari
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
"I studied Chemistry (biomedical chemistry) at the Institut Teknologi Bandung for my BSc. There, I developed an accurate and rapid diagnostic test for the Dengue Virus. I finished my Bachelor's thesis in the Protein and Enzyme group of Prof. Dessy Natalia to clone and express the Non-Structural (NS1) Gene of the Serotype 4 Dengue Virus in Escherichia coli.
After completing my BSc, I attended the University of Groningen and Institut Teknologi Bandung to obtain a Master's degree in Chemistry (Biochemistry). The Master's program enabled me to explore transport proteins through structural biology, biochemistry, and biophysical chemistry. For my Master's research project, I joined the Membrane Enzymology group at the University of Groningen supervised by Prof. Dirk Slotboom, where I studied the Biochemical and Biophysical Characterisation of Energy-Coupling Factor Transporter Complex with Nanobodies.
After completing my Master's I was determined to pursue my education further by taking an experimental PhD project where I could work on fundamental research in structure and function of membrane protein. My PhD project focuses on the structural and functional of neurotransmitter transporters. The project is established by Prof. Dirk Slootboom. My personal interests include cooking and baking, watching a variety of detective television series, listening to music, and exploring nature."