Dr. Johan Renes is Assistant Professor of Functional Genomics, Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Dr. Renes graduated in Medical Biology, specialization Molecular Cell Biology at the Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 1995. In 2000 he obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands on a thesis entitled: (Patho) physiological functions of the Multidrug Resistance Protein MRP1.
In 2000 Dr. Renes joined the European Research Laboratory of Snow Brand Co. in Groningen, The Netherlands as Senior Researcher. He supervised an international research team working on a project on resistance mechanisms of lactic acid bacteria against the stomach-gut environment.
In 2001 Dr. Renes was appointed as Assistant Professor Functional Genomics at the Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He successfully established and implemented proteomics technologies in new research lines on obesity. The Functional Genomics group was one of the first that successfully applied these techniques to identify novel adipokines and adipokine expression regulation. In 2006 Dr. Renes received a Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI) Fellowship to visit the Protein Research Group of the USD, Odense, Denmark, headed by prof. Ole N. Jensen, to familiarize with high-end LC-MSMS.
Currently, the research of Dr. Renes focuses on fat cell biology with respect to adipokine profiling and the intercellular communication between adipocytes and cancer cells.
Dr. Renes is frequently asked as reviewer for international journals and (inter)national grant organisations. Dr. Renes is honored member of the Bulgarian Society for Cell Biology.
Functional Genomics; Molecular Cell Biology; Fat cell biology.