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.
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 September 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)
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)