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.
Castro-Gutierrez, Victor and Hassard, Francis and Vu, Milan and Leitao, Rodrigo and Burczynska, Beata and Wildeboer, Dirk and Stanton, Isobel and Rahimzadeh, Shadi and Baio, Gianluca and Garelick, Hemda and Hofman, Jan and Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara and Kwiatkowska, Rachel and Majeed, Azeem and Priest, Sally J. and Grimsley, Jasmine and Lundy, Lian and Singer, Andrew C. and Di Cesare, Mariachiara (2022) Monitoring occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 in school populations: A wastewater-based approach. PLoS One , 17 (6). ISSN 1932-6203
Landeryou, Toby and Ropiquet, Anne and Kett, Stephen and Wildeboer, Dirk and Lawton, Scott P (2020) Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genome of Diplostomum baeri. Parasitology international , 79 . ISSN 1383-5769
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 , 22 (5). pp. 795-809. ISSN 1431-0651
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.
Price, Robert G. and Wildeboer, Dirk (2017) Environmental waters and E. coli as a marker, including pathogenic and resistant strains. In: Escherichia coli - Recent Advances on Physiology, Pathogenesis and Biotechnological Applications. Samie, Amidou , ed. InTech. ISBN 9789535133292