Portrait Mark de Geus


Mark de Geus

Mark studied Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSc) and Chemistry (MSc) at Leiden University, where he worked on total synthesis (Prof. Dr. Gijs van der Marel, Prof. Dr. Jeroen Codée) and activity-based protein profiling (prof. Dr. Hans Aerts) during internships. During his PhD with Dr. Sander van Kasteren and Prof. Dr. Herman Overkleeft at Leiden University, he worked on trans-cyclooctene/tetrazine ‘click to release’ bioorthogonal chemistry, specifically concerning the development of new synthetic strategies and applications of this method towards chemical immunology. Mark moved to Berlin in 2021, where he is developing site-specific protein modification chemistry and exploring new fundamental concepts of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Dr. Christian Hackenberger at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP).

Chemical Biology

Hackenberger Group