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.
Monitoring and health impact of pollution
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 (2018) Competition of As and other Group 15 elements for surface binding sites of an extremophilic Acidomyces acidophilus isolated from a historical tin mining site. Extremophiles . ISSN 1431-0651 (Published online first)
Lundy, Lian and Alves, Luciana and Revitt, D. Mike and Wildeboer, Dirk (2017) Metal water-sediment interactions and impacts on an urban ecosystem. In: 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage, 10-15 Sept 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.
Chan, Wai Kit and Wildeboer, Dirk and Garelick, Hemda and Purchase, Diane (2016) Mycoremediation of heavy metal/metalloid-contaminated soil: current understanding and future prospects. In: Fungal Applications in Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology. Purchase, Diane , ed. Springer International Publishing, pp. 249-272. ISBN 978-3-319-42852-9
Lundy, Lian and Alves, Luciana and Revitt, D. Mike and Wildeboer, Dirk (2017) Metal water-sediment interactions and impacts on an urban ecosystem. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), 14 (7). ISSN 1660-4601
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)