EMBL Hamburg c/o DESY, Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany


  • PhD 2001, EMBL Hamburg/University of Amsterdam.
    Postdoctoral research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.
    Staff scientist at the Synchrotron Soleil, Saint Aubin, France, 2006-2009.
    Group leader at EMBL Hamburg since 2009.


Total: 35 publication(s)


Smock RG, Meijers R. (2018)

Roles of glycosaminoglycans as regulators of ligand/receptor complexes.

Open Biol 8(10) doi: 10.1098/rsob.180026
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Liu Y, Bhowmick T, Liu Y, Gao X, Mertens HDT, Svergun DI, Xiao J, Zhang Y, Wang JH, Meijers R. (2018)

Structural Basis for Draxin-Modulated Axon Guidance and Fasciculation by Netrin-1 through DCC.

Neuron 97(6) doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.02.010
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Falke S, Dierks K, Blanchet C, Graewert M, Cipriani F, Meijers R, Svergun D, Betzel C. (2018)

Multi-channel in situ dynamic light scattering instrumentation enhancing biological small-angle X-ray scattering experiments at the PETRA III beamline P12.

J Synchrotron Radiat 25(Pt 2):361-372. doi: 10.1107/S1600577517017568
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Gómez-Torres N, Dunne M, Garde S, Meijers R, Narbad A, Ávila M, Mayer MJ. (2018)

Development of a specific fluorescent phage endolysin for in situ detection of Clostridium species associated with cheese spoilage.

Microb Biotechnol 11(2) doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.12883
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Xu S, Liu Y, Li X, Liu Y, Meijers R, Zhang Y, Wang JH. (2018)

The binding of DCC-P3 motif and FAK-FAT domain mediates the initial step of netrin-1/DCC signaling for axon attraction.

Cell Discov 4 doi: 10.1038/s41421-017-0008-8
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Garcia-Alai MM, Heidemann J, Skruzny M, Gieras A, Mertens HDT, Svergun DI, Kaksonen M, Uetrecht C, Meijers R. (2018)

Epsin and Sla2 form assemblies through phospholipid interfaces.

Nat Commun 9(1) doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02443-x
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Finci LI, Zhang J, Sun X, Smock RG, Meijers R, Zhang Y, Xiao J, Wang JH. (2017)

Structure of unliganded membrane-proximal domains FN4-FN5-FN6 of DCC.

Protein Cell 8(9) doi: 10.1007/s13238-017-0439-x
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Papageorgiou AC, Adam PS, Stavros P, Nounesis G, Meijers R, Petratos K, Vorgias CE. (2016)

HU histone-like DNA-binding protein from Thermus thermophilus: structural and evolutionary analyses.

Extremophiles 20(5) doi: 10.1007/s00792-016-0859-1
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Meijers R, Perrakis A. (2016)

Editorial overview: New constructs and expression of proteins.

Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 38:v-vi. doi: 10.1016/j.sbi.2016.07.013
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Parret AH, Besir H, Meijers R. (2016)

Critical reflections on synthetic gene design for recombinant protein expression.

Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 38:155-162. doi: 10.1016/j.sbi.2016.07.004
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Kozak S, Lercher L, Karanth MN, Meijers R, Carlomagno T, Boivin S. (2016)

Optimization of protein samples for NMR using thermal shift assays.

J. Biomol. NMR 64(4) doi: 10.1007/s10858-016-0027-z
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Dunne M, Leicht S, Krichel B, Mertens HD, Thompson A, Krijgsveld J, Svergun DI, Gómez-Torres N, Garde S, Uetrecht C, Narbad A, Mayer MJ, Meijers R. (2016)

Crystal structure of the CTP1L endolysin reveals how its activity is regulated by a secondary translation product.

J. Biol. Chem. 291(10):4882-4893. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.671172
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Boivin S, Kozak S, Rasmussen G, Nemtanu IM, Vieira V, Meijers R. (2016)

An integrated pipeline for sample preparation and characterization at the EMBL@PETRA3 synchrotron facilities.

Methods 95:70-77. doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2015.08.003
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Wuerges J, Caputi L, Cianci M, Boivin S, Meijers R, Benini S. (2015)

The crystal structure of Erwinia amylovora levansucrase provides a snapshot of the products of sucrose hydrolysis trapped into the active site.

J Struct Biol 191(3) doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2015.07.010
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Kaljunen H, Schiefelbein SH, Stummer D, Kozak S, Meijers R, Christiansen G, Rentmeister A. (2015)

Structural Elucidation of the Bispecificity of A Domains as a Basis for Activating Non-natural Amino Acids.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 54(30) doi: 10.1002/anie.201503275
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Graewert MA, Franke D, Jeffries CM, Blanchet CE, Ruskule D, Kuhle K, Flieger A, Schäfer B, Tartsch B, Meijers R, Svergun DI. (2015)

Automated pipeline for purification, biophysical and x-ray analysis of biomacromolecular solutions.

Sci Rep 5 doi: 10.1038/srep10734
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Schürmann M, Meijers R, Schneider TR, Steinbüchel A, Cianci M. (2015)

3-Sulfinopropionyl-coenzyme A (3SP-CoA) desulfinase from Advenella mimigardefordensis DPN7(T): crystal structure and function of a desulfinase with an acyl-CoA dehydrogenase fold.

Acta Crystallogr. D Biol. Crystallogr. 71(Pt 6):1360-1372. doi: 10.1107/S1399004715006616
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Skruzny M, Desfosses A, Prinz S, Dodonova SO, Gieras A, Uetrecht C, Jakobi AJ, Abella M, Hagen WJ, Schulz J, Meijers R, Rybin V, Briggs JA, Sachse C, Kaksonen M. (2015)

An Organized Co-assembly of Clathrin Adaptors Is Essential for Endocytosis.

Dev. Cell 33(2):150-162. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2015.02.023
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Finci L, Zhang Y, Meijers R, Wang JH. (2015)

Signaling mechanism of the netrin-1 receptor DCC in axon guidance.

Prog. Biophys. Mol. Biol. 118(3) doi: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2015.04.001
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Choo JA, Thong SY, Yap J, van Esch WJ, Raida M, Meijers R, Lescar J, Verhelst SH, Grotenbreg GM. (2014)

Bioorthogonal Cleavage and Exchange of Major Histocompatibility Complex Ligands by Employing Azobenzene-Containing Peptides.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 53(49):13390-13394. doi: 10.1002/anie.201406295
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Finci LI, Krüger N, Sun X, Zhang J, Chegkazi M, Wu Y, Schenk G, Mertens HD, Svergun DI, Zhang Y, Wang JH, Meijers R. (2014)

The Crystal Structure of Netrin-1 in Complex with DCC Reveals the Bifunctionality of Netrin-1 As a Guidance Cue

Neuron 83(4):839-849. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.07.010
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Dunne M, Mertens HD, Garefalaki V, Jeffries CM, Thompson A, Lemke EA, Svergun DI, Mayer MJ, Narbad A, Meijers R. (2014)

The CD27L and CTP1L Endolysins Targeting Clostridia Contain a Built-in Trigger and Release Factor

PLoS Pathog. 10(7):e1004228. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004228
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Boivin S, Kozak S, Meijers R. (2013)

Optimization of protein purification and characterization using Thermofluor screens

Protein Expr. Purif. 91(2):192-206. doi: 10.1016/j.pep.2013.08.002
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Mayer MJ, Garefalaki V, Spoerl R, Narbad A, Meijers R. (2011)

Structure-based modification of a Clostridium difficile-targeting endolysin affects activity and host range

J. Bacteriol. 193(19):5477-5486. doi: 10.1128/jb.00439-11
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Grotenbreg GM, Roan NR, Guillen E, Meijers R, Wang JH, Bell GW, Starnbach MN, Ploegh HL. (2008)

Discovery of CD8+ T cell epitopes in Chlamydia trachomatis infection through use of caged class I MHC tetramers

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(10):3831-3836. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0711504105
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Meijers R, Puettmann-Holgado R, Skiniotis G, Liu JH, Walz T, Wang JH, Schmucker D. (2007)

Structural basis of Dscam isoform specificity

Nature 449(7161):487-491. doi: 10.1038/nature06147
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Meijers R, Adolph HW, Dauter Z, Wilson KS, Lamzin VS, Cedergren-Zeppezauer ES. (2007)

Structural evidence for a ligand coordination switch in liver alcohol dehydrogenase

Biochemistry 46(18):5446-5454. doi: 10.1021/bi6023594
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Meijers R, Cedergren-Zeppezauer ES. (2006)

Zn-dependent medium-chain dehydrogenases/reductases

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.Handbook of Metalloproteins doi: 10.1002/0470028637.met001
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Meijers R, Lai CC, Yang Y, Liu JH, Zhong W, Wang JH, Reinherz EL. (2005)

Crystal structures of murine MHC Class I H-2 D(b) and K(b) molecules in complex with CTL epitopes from influenza A virus: implications for TCR repertoire selection and immunodominance

J. Mol. Biol. 345(5):1099-1110. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2004.11.023
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Meijers R, Blagova EV, Levdikov VM, Rudenskaya GN, Chestukhina GG, Akimkina TV, Kostrov SV, Lamzin VS, Kuranova IP. (2004)

The crystal structure of glutamyl endopeptidase from Bacillus intermedius reveals a structural link between zymogen activation and charge compensation

Biochemistry 43(10):2784-2791. doi: 10.1021/bi035354s
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Tan K, Zelus BD, Meijers R, Liu JH, Bergelson JM, Duke N, Zhang R, Joachimiak A, Holmes KV, Wang JH. (2002)

Crystal structure of murine sCEACAM1a[1,4]: a coronavirus receptor in the CEA family

EMBO J. 21(9):2076-2086. doi: 10.1093/emboj/21.9.2076
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Wang JH, Meijers R, Xiong Y, Liu JH, Sakihama T, Zhang R, Joachimiak A, Reinherz EL. (2001)

Crystal structure of the human CD4 N-terminal two-domain fragment complexed to a class II MHC molecule

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98(19):10799-10804. doi: 10.1073/pnas.191124098
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Meijers R, Morris RJ, Adolph HW, Merli A, Lamzin VS, Cedergren-Zeppezauer ES. (2001)

On the enzymatic activation of NADH

J. Biol. Chem. 276(12):9316-9321. doi: 10.1074/jbc.m010870200
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Adolph HW, Zwart P, Meijers R, Hubatsch I, Kiefer M, Lamzin V, Cedergren-Zeppezauer E. (2000)

Structural basis for substrate specificity differences of horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase isozymes

Biochemistry 39(42):12885-12897. doi: 10.1021/bi001376s
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Matias PM, Morais J, Coelho AV, Meijers R, Gonzalez A, Thompson AW, Sieker L, LeGall J, Carrondo MA. (1997)

A preliminary analysis of the three-dimensional structure of dimeric di-haem split-Soret cytochrome c from Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ATCC 27774 at 2.5-Å resolution using the MAD phasing method: a novel cytochrome fold with a stacked-haem arrangement

J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2(4):507-514. doi: 10.1007/s007750050162