About Judith Klumperman
Judith Klumperman is since 2001 full professor of Cell Biology at the Center for Molecular Medicine of the University Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Her laboratory strives to understand membrane trafficking in health and disease, with a particular interest in the endo-lysosomal system. Her current research focuses on the role of tethering complexes in lysosome biogenesis and neurodegenerative diseases. Judith is an expert in electron microscopy (EM), which she combines with molecular and biochemical approaches to unravel the morpho-molecular organization of the cell’s interior. Her lab is widely recognized as expertise centre for immuno-EM and correlative microscopy (CLEM), by which information from light microscopy is directly correlated to EM images. Judith chairs the national Netherlands Electron Microscopy Infrastructure and the Dutch CLEM node of EuroBioImaging.
Utilizing a strong combination of molecular biology, live-cell fluorescence microscopy, and ultrastructural electron microscopy tools for high-resolution understanding of organelle functions in cancer.