Reader, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge
Dr Hendrik van Veen is a Reader in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge. His research focusses on molecular mechanisms of multidrug transport proteins that efflux cytotoxic drugs away from their intracellular targets. These transport systems reduce the efficay of chemotherapeutic agents in the clinic and affect drug pharmacokinetics. In particular, his group focusses on ATP-binding cassette transporters such as the breast cancer resistance protein (ABCG2).
Hendrik Hendrik van Veen earned his BSc and MSc degrees in Biochemistry and PhD degree in Microbiology cum laude at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. In 1996, his thesis on solute transport in bacteria was awarded the Kluyver Award of the Netherlands Society of Microbiology.
In 2001 he joined the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge. He is a teaching fellow at Clare College, a regional fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and leader of a research group aiming at the mechanisms of drug recognition and transport by multidrug transporters in pro- and eukaryotic cells.