Dr Freek van Eeden

Department of Biomedical Science
The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN
United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer
Room: C13 Firth Court
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 2348
email: f.j.vaneeden@sheffield.ac.uk

Career history

  • 2006- present: Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield
  • 1999 - 2005: Junior Group Leader Hubrecht Laboratory, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1997 - 1999: Post-doctoral worker, D. StJohnston Lab, Wellcome/CRC Inst. Cambridge UK
  • 1992 - 1997: PhD, C. Nüsslein-Volhard Lab. Max Planck Inst. für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen, Germany
  • 1986 - 1992 MSc. Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands

Research interests

Using the zebrafish as a genetic tool to study development and disease. We are interested in understanding the role of the patched genes in Hedgehog signaling. In addition, we have created a knockout for the von Hippel Lindau disease (VHL) gene and are interested in modeling VHL deficient cancers in zebrafish.

Activities and distinctions

  • Invited teacher at regular EMBO courses at the MPI in Tübingen (recently also Sheffield)
  • Presenter at open science days and public lectures in Utrecht/Wageningen
  • International collaboration on TILLING with Hubrecht Laboratory Utrecht/Sanger Inst. Cambridge


Recent publications

Full publications list.