Ingrid Dijkgraaf

Associate professor

Dr Ingrid Dijkgraaf has graduated with specialisation in Organic Chemistry at Wageningen University. Subsequently, she has worked on synthesis and biologic evaluation of alpha-v-beta-3-binding peptides and peptidomimetics at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Utrecht University, and at the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Radboud University Nijmegen. After obtaining her PhD, she worked as post-doc at the Technical University of Munich, the Radboud University of Nijmegen and The Scripps Research Institute.

Since 2011, she has been working at Maastricht University. Focus of her research is design and synthesis of peptides and proteins using Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis and Native Chemical Ligation. These compounds are conjugated with chelators, fluorescent labels, and multimodality tags allowing molecular imaging of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Synthesised compounds are evaluated in in vitro and in vivo studies.

Department of Biochemistry
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: 4.350

  • 2024
    • Zhao, Y., Hadavi, D., Dijkgraaf, I., & Honing, M. (2024). Coupling of surface plasmon resonance and mass spectrometry for molecular interaction studies in drug discovery. Drug discovery today, 29(7), Article 104027.
  • 2023
    • Timmers, M., Peeters, W., Hauwert, N. J., Rijcken, C. J. F., Vermonden, T., Dijkgraaf, I., & Liskamp, R. M. J. (2023). Specific N-terminal attachment of TMTHSI linkers to native peptides and proteins for strain-promoted azide alkyne cycloaddition. Chemical Communications, 59(76), 11397-11400. Article 59.
    • Chai, J., Wu, J., Li, J., Liao, H., Lu, W., Guo, R., Shao, Z., Jmel, M. A., Martins, L. A., Hackeng, T., Ippel, H., Dijkgraaf, I., Kotsyfakis, M., & Xu, X. (2023). Novel Amphibian Bowman-Birk-Like Inhibitor with Antioxidant and Anticoagulant Effects Ameliorates Pancreatitis Symptoms in Mice. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 66(17), 11869-11880.
    • Timmers, M., Kipper, A., Frey, R., Notermans, S., Voievudskyi, M., Wilson, C., Hentzen, N., Ringle, M., Bovino, C., Stump, B., Rijcken, C. J. F., Vermonden, T., Dijkgraaf, I., & Liskamp, R. (2023). Exploring the Chemical Properties and Medicinal Applications of Tetramethylthiocycloheptyne Sulfoximine Used in Strain-Promoted Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition Reactions. Pharmaceuticals, 16(8), Article 1155.
    • Abbas, M. N., Jmel, M. A., Mekki, I., Dijkgraaf, I., & Kotsyfakis, M. (2023). Recent Advances in Tick Antigen Discovery and Anti-Tick Vaccine Development. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24(5), Article 4969.
  • 2022
    • van den Kerkhof, D. L., Nagy, M., Wichapong, K., Brouns, S. L. N., Suylen, D. P. L., Hackeng, T. M., & Dijkgraaf, I. (2022). Unraveling the role of the homoarginine residue in antiplatelet drug eptifibatide in binding to the αIIbβ3 integrin receptor. Thrombosis Research, 217, 96-103.
    • Huang, J., Jooss, N. J., Fernández, D. I., Sickmann, A., García, Á., Wichapong, K., Dijkgraaf, I., & Heemskerk, J. W. M. (2022). Roles of Focal Adhesion Kinase PTK2 and Integrin αIIbβ3 Signaling in Collagen- and GPVI-Dependent Thrombus Formation under Shear. International journal of molecular sciences, 23(15), Article 8688.
    • Dickhout, A., van de Vijver, P., Bitsch, N., van Hoof, S. J., Thomassen, S. L. G. D., Massberg, S., Timmerman, P., Verhaegen, F., Koenen, R. R., Dijkgraaf, I., & Hackeng, T. M. (2022). Molecular Detection of Venous Thrombosis in Mouse Models Using SPECT/CT. Biomolecules, 12(6), Article 829.
  • 2021
    • Denisov, S. S., & Dijkgraaf, I. (2021). Immunomodulatory Proteins in Tick Saliva From a Structural Perspective. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 11, Article 769574.
    • Camps, E. C., van Lith, S. A. M., Frielink, C., Lankhof, J., Dijkgraaf, I., Gotthardt, M., & Brock, R. (2021). CPPs to the Test: Effects on Binding, Uptake and Biodistribution of a Tumor Targeting Nanobody. Pharmaceuticals, 14(7), Article 602.