TIM defense

On the 8th of November 2022, Tim Passchier successfully defended his thesis at the University of Leeds, UK, entitled: ‘’Elucidation of the Hendra henipavirus nucleocapsid protein structure and its genome encapsidation architectures’’. He presented his findings on recombinant expression and purification of the viral nucleoprotein and its structural resolution through cryo-electron microscopy, identifying established and novel protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions. The viva voce was carried out by two independent experts in the field, and after 4 hours of examination and discussion the panel made the recommendation to award Tim the title of Doctor of Philosophy.



Host switching pathogens, infectious outbreaks and zoonosis; a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 721367.