Position/Title: Research Group Leader (Institute of Neurogenetics), PhD

Address: Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck; Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)451 3101 8230 ; Fax: +49 (0)451 3101-8204




2003-2007 Studies of Biomedical sciences (Leuven, Belgium)

2006-2007 Thesis (Mark Van Ranst, KU Leuven, Belgium)

2009-2012 PhD in biomedical sciences (Patrik Verstreken, Lab of Neuronal communication, VIB, KU Leuven, Belgium)

2013-2015 Postdoctoral researcher (Patrik Verstreken, Lab of Neuronal communication, VIB, KU Leuven, Belgium)

2015-present Research group leader (Christine Klein, Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck, Germany)



2009-2012 Predoctoral fellowship, IWT Vlaanderen Belgium

2013 Postdoctoral fellowship, KU Leuven, Belgium

2013 Runner-Up of the Larry Sandler Award for best dissertation in the Drosophila field, GSA

2013-2016 Postdoctoral fellowship, FWO, Belgium

2014 Prize of the Research Council, KU Leuven, Belgium

2014 Special acknowledgement baron Simonart Foundation, Belgium

2014 Travel Award for a long stay abroad, FWO, Belgium

2015 Junior Mobility Award for outgoing mobility, KU Leuven, Belgium

2015 Award Druwe-Eerdekends fund, Koning Boudewijn stichting, Belgium

2015-2017 Postdoctoral fellowship, EMBO



From 10 original publications; total citations: 318; h-index: 7

    1. Rector A, Stevens H, Lacave G, …, Vos M, …, Van Ranst M. Genomic characterization of novel dolphin papillomaviruses provides indications for recombination within the Papillomaviridae. Virology 2008;378:151-161. (IF: 3.3)
    1. Vos M (equally contributing first author), Lauwers E and Verstreken P. Synaptic mitochondria and organization of vesicle pools in health and disease. Front Syn Neurosci: Synaptic Vesicle Pool Organization, eds. R. Renden and M. Hodge 2010;2,art.139. (IF: n/a)
    1. Vilain S, Esposito G, Haddad D, …, Vos M, …, Verstreken P. The yeast complex I equivalent NADH dehydrogenase rescues pink1 PLos Genet 2012;8e1002456. (IF: 8.2)
    1. Vos M, Esposito G, Edirisinghe JN, …, Verstreken P. Vitamin K2 is a mitochondrial electron carrier that rescues pink1 deficiency. Science 2012;336:1306-1310. (IF: 31.5)
    1. van Bon BW, Oortveld MA, Nijtmans LG, …, Vos M, …, Schenck A. CEP89 is required for mitochondrial metabolism and neuronal function in man and fly. Hum Mol Genet 2013;22:3138-3151. (IF: 6.7)
    1. Esposito G, Vos M, Vilain S, Van Meensel S, Schaap O, Verstreken P. Aconitase causes iron toxicity in Drosophila pink1 mutants. Plos Genet 2013;9:e1003478. (IF: 8.2)
    1. Haddad D, Vilain S, Vos M, …, Verstreken P. Mutations in the Intellectual Disability Gene Ube2a Cause Neuronal Dysfunction and Impair Parkin-Dependent Mitophagy. Mol Cell 2013;50:831-843. (IF: 14.5)
    1. Vos M, Lovisa B, Geens A, …, Verstreken P. Near-infrared light at 808 nm boosts Complex IV-dependent respiration and rescues a Parkinson-related pink1 model. Plos One 2013;8e78562.
    1. Valadas JS, Vos M and Verstreken P. Therapeutic strategies in Parkinson’s disease: what we have learned from animal models. Ann NY Acad Sci 2015;1338:16-37. (IF: 4.3)
    1. Vos M, Verstreken P and Klein C. Stimulation of electron transport as potential novel therapy in Parkinson’s disease with mitochondrial dysfunction. Biochemical Society Transactions 2015; in press. (IF: 3.2)