Dirk received his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Biochemistry in Germany and subsequently worked as a Researcher at King's College London. He joined Middlesex University in 2009 as a Lecturer for Bioscience and Biomedical Science.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Monitoring and health impact of pollution
Research Outputs & Interests
Dirk Wildeboer's research is focussed on enzyme based biosensors for human health as well as environmental targets. A current project includes the development of a portable detector capable of rapid detection of faecal pollution in waters. Another ongoing project is aimed at developing a biosensor for point-of-care characterisation of wound infections and monitoring of wound healing.
Chan, Wai Kit and Wildeboer, Dirk and Garelick, Hemda and Purchase, Diane (2016) A proteomic study on the responses to arsenate stress by an acidophilic fungal strain Acidomyces acidophilus WKC1. In: Biotechnology World Convention, 15-17 Aug 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Accepted/In press)
Price, Robert G. and Wildeboer, Dirk (2016) Environmental waters and E. coli as a marker, including pathogenic and resistant strains. In: Escherichia coli. InTech. ISBN 978-953-51-5008-4 (Accepted/In press)
Price, Robert G. and Wildeboer, Dirk (2015) Methods of analysis for bacterial contamination in environmental waters. In: Coliforms: occurrence, detection methods and environmental impact. McCoy, Geoffrey , ed. Bacteriology Research Developments . Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 9781634835770
Chan, Wai Kit and Wildeboer, Dirk and Garelick, Hemda and Purchase, Diane (2014) Investigating arsenic resistance in fungi from tin-mining soil and the possible interaction between arsenic and tin/antimony. In: 10th International Mycological Congress, 03-08 Aug 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.
Bartsch, Jorg W. and Wildeboer, Dirk and Koller, Garrit and Naus, Silvia and Rittger, Andrea and Moss, Marcia L. and Minai, Yuji and Jockusch, Harald (2010) Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α) regulates shedding of TNF-α receptor 1 by the metalloprotease-disintegrin ADAM8: evidence for a protease-regulated feedback loop in neuroprotection. Journal of Neuroscience, 30 (36). pp. 12210-12218. ISSN 0270-6474