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John van der Oost

Education

Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology, Free University of Amsterdam, NL, 1989

Current position

Professor, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Wageningen University, NL (2005-present)
Visiting Professor, Thermal Biol. Inst., Montana State University, Bozeman, USA (2009-present)

Publications

Research articles (since 2009)

  1. Sheng, G., Zhao, H., Wang, J., Rao, Y., Tian, W., Swarts, D. C., van der Oost, J., Patel, D. J. and Wang, Y. (2014). Structure-based cleavage mechanism of Thermus thermophilus Argonaute DNA guide strand-mediated DNA target cleavage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(2): 652-657.
  2. Falcicchio, P., Wolterink-Van Loo, S., Franssen, M. C. and van der Oost, J. (2014). DHAP-dependent aldolases from (hyper)thermophiles: biochemistry and applications. Extremophiles 18(1): 1-13.
  3. Louwen, R., Staals, R. H., Endtz, H. P., van Baarlen, P. and van der Oost, J. (2014). The role of CRISPR-Cas systems in virulence of pathogenic bacteria. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 78(1): 74-88.
  4. Schurink, M., Wolterink-van Loo, S., Van der Oost, J. and Franssen, M. C. R. (2014). Enantioselectivity of Sulfolobus KDG aldolase. ChemBioChem 6, 1073 -1081.
  5. Levisson, M., Spruijt, R. B., Winkel, I. N., Kengen, S. W. and van der Oost, J. (2014). Phage display of engineered binding proteins. Methods Mol Biol 1129: 211-229.
  6. Falcicchio, P., Levisson, M., Kengen, S. W. M., Koutsopoulos, S. and Van der Oost, J. (2012). (Hyper) thermophilic enzymes: production and purification. Methods in Mol. Biol. [Special Issue on Protein Downstream Processing; Labrou, N. E. (ed).] 1129, 487-496.
  7. Matsumi, R., Hellriegel, C., Schoenenberger, B., Milesi, T., van der Oost, J. and Wohlgemuth, R. (2014). Biocatalytic asymmetric phosphorylation of mevalonate. RSC Advances 4(25): 12989-12994.
  8. Raedts, J., Siemerink, M. A., Levisson, M., van der Oost, J. and Kengen, S. W. (2014). Molecular characterization of an NADPH-dependent acetoin reductase/2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase from Clostridium beijerinckii NCIMB 8052. Appl Environ Microbiol 80(6): 2011-2020.
  9. Swarts, D. C.*, Jore, M. M.*, Westra, E. R., Zhu, Y., Janssen, J. H., Snijders, A. P., Wang, Y., Patel, D. J., Berenguer, J., Brouns, S. J. and van der Oost, J. (2014). DNA-guided DNA interference by a prokaryotic Argonaute. Nature 507(7491): 258-261.
  10. van der Oost, J., Westra, E. R., Jackson, R. N. and Wiedenheft, B. (2014). Unravelling the structural and mechanistic basis of CRISPR-Cas systems. Nat Rev Microbiol 12(7): 479-492.
  11. Blombach, F., Launay, H., Snijders, A. P., Zorraquino, V., Wu, H., de Koning, B., Brouns, S. J., Ettema, T. J., Camilloni, C., Cavalli, A., Vendruscolo, M., Dickman, M. J., Cabrita, L. D., La Teana, A., Benelli, D., Londei, P., Christodoulou, J. and van der Oost, J. (2014). Archaeal MBF1 binds to 30S and 70S ribosomes via its helix-turn-helix domain. Biochem J 462(2): 373-384.
  12. Van der Oost, J., Swarts, D. C. and Jore, M. M. (2014). Prokaryotic Argonautes - variations on the RNA interference theme. Microbial Cell Vol. 1 No. 5.
  13. Jackson, R. N., Golden, S. M., van Erp, P. B., Carter, J., Westra, E. R., Brouns, S. J., van der Oost, J., Terwilliger, T. C., Read, R. J. and Wiedenheft, B. (2014). Structural biology. Crystal structure of the CRISPR RNA-guided surveillance complex from Escherichia coli. Science 345(6203): 1473-1479.
  14. Swarts, D. C., Makarova, K., Wang, Y., Nakanishi, K., Ketting, R. F., Koonin, E. V., Patel, D. J. and van der Oost, J. (2014). The evolutionary journey of Argonaute proteins. Nat Struct Mol Biol 21(9): 743-753.
  15. Louwen, R., Horst-Kreft, D., De Boer, A., Van Der Graaf, L., De Knegt, G., Hamersma, M., Heikema, A., Timms, A., Jacobs, B. and Wagenaar, J. (2013). A novel link between Campylobacter jejuni bacteriophage defence, virulence and Guillain–Barré syndrome. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 32(2): 207-226.
  16. Bielen, A. A. M., Verhaart, M. R. A., Van der Oost, J. and Kengen, S. W. M. (2013). Biohydrogen production by the thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus: Current status and perspectives. Life 3(1), 52-85.
  17. van der Oost, J. (2013). Molecular biology. New tool for genome surgery. Science 339(6121): 768-770.
  18. Ruigrok, V. J., Westra, E. R., Brouns, S. J., Escude, C., Smidt, H. and van der Oost, J. (2013). A capture approach for supercoiled plasmid DNA using a triplex-forming oligonucleotide. Nucleic Acids Res 41(10): e111.
  19. van Rossum, T., Kengen, S. W. and van der Oost, J. (2013). Reporter-based screening and selection of enzymes. FEBS J 280(13): 2979-2996.
  20. Quax, T. E., Voet, M., Sismeiro, O., Dillies, M. A., Jagla, B., Coppee, J. Y., Sezonov, G., Forterre, P., van der Oost, J., Lavigne, R. and Prangishvili, D. (2013). Massive activation of archaeal defense genes during viral infection. J Virol 87(15): 8419-8428.
  21. Raedts, J., Lundgren, M., Kengen, S. W., Li, J. P. and van der Oost, J. (2013). A novel bacterial enzyme with D-glucuronyl C5-epimerase activity. J Biol Chem 288(34): 24332-24339.
  22. Bosma, E., van der Oost, J., M de Vos, W. and van Kranenburg, R. (2013). Sustainable Production of Bio-Based Chemicals by Extremophiles. Current Biotechnology 2(4): 360-379.
  23. Quax, T. E., Wolf, Y. I., Koehorst, J. J., Wurtzel, O., van der Oost, R., Ran, W., Blombach, F., Makarova, K. S., Brouns, S. J., Forster, A. C., Wagner, E. G., Sorek, R., Koonin, E. V. and van der Oost, J. (2013). Differential translation tunes uneven production of operon-encoded proteins. Cell Rep 4(5): 938-944.
  24. Staals, R. H., Agari, Y., Maki-Yonekura, S., Zhu, Y., Taylor, D. W., van Duijn, E., Barendregt, A., Vlot, M., Koehorst, J. J., Sakamoto, K., Masuda, A., Dohmae, N., Schaap, P. J., Doudna, J. A., Heck, A. J., Yonekura, K., van der Oost, J.* and Shinkai, A.* (2013). Structure and activity of the RNA-targeting Type III-B CRISPR-Cas complex of Thermus thermophilus. Mol Cell 52(1): 135-145.
  25. Claassens, N. J., Volpers, M., dos Santos, V. A., van der Oost, J.* and de Vos, W. M. (2013). Potential of proton-pumping rhodopsins: engineering photosystems into microorganisms. Trends Biotechnol 31(11): 633-642.
  26. Ruigrok, V. J., van Duijn, E., Barendregt, A., Dyer, K., Tainer, J. A., Stoltenburg, R., Strehlitz, B., Levisson, M., Smidt, H. and van der Oost, J. (2012). Kinetic and stoichiometric characterisation of streptavidin-binding aptamers. Chembiochem 13(6): 829-836.
  27. Levisson, M., Han, G. W., Deller, M. C., Xu, Q., Biely, P., Hendriks, S., Ten Eyck, L. F., Flensburg, C., Roversi, P., Miller, M. D., McMullan, D., von Delft, F., Kreusch, A., Deacon, A. M., van der Oost, J., Lesley, S. A., Elsliger, M. A., Kengen, S. W. and Wilson, I. A. (2012). Functional and structural characterization of a thermostable acetyl esterase from Thermotoga maritima. Proteins 80(6): 1545-1559.
  28. Westra, E. R., van Erp, P. B., Kunne, T., Wong, S. P., Staals, R. H., Seegers, C. L., Bollen, S., Jore, M. M., Semenova, E., Severinov, K., de Vos, W. M., Dame, R. T., de Vries, R., Brouns, S. J. and van der Oost, J. (2012). CRISPR immunity relies on the consecutive binding and degradation of negatively supercoiled invader DNA by Cascade and Cas3. Mol Cell 46(5): 595-605.
  29. van Lieshout, J. F., Perez Gutierrez, O. N., Vroom, W., Planas, A., de Vos, W. M., van der Oost, J. and Koutsopoulos, S. (2012). Thermal stabilization of an endoglucanase by cyclization. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 167(7): 2039-2053.
  30. Jore, M. M., Brouns, S. J. and van der Oost, J. (2012). RNA in defense: CRISPRs protect prokaryotes against mobile genetic elements. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 4(6).
  31. van Duijn, E., Barbu, I. M., Barendregt, A., Jore, M. M., Wiedenheft, B., Lundgren, M., Westra, E. R., Brouns, S. J., Doudna, J. A., van der Oost, J. and Heck, A. J. (2012). Native tandem and ion mobility mass spectrometry highlight structural and modular similarities in clustered-regularly-interspaced shot-palindromic-repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein complexes from Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Mol Cell Proteomics 11(11): 1430-1441.
  32. Westra, E. R., Swarts, D. C., Staals, R. H., Jore, M. M., Brouns, S. J. and van der Oost, J. (2012). The CRISPRs, they are a-changin': how prokaryotes generate adaptive immunity. Annual Review of Genetics 46: 311-339.
  33. Westra, E. R., Nilges, B., Van Erp, P. B. G., Swarts, D. and Van der Oost, J., Dame, R. T. and Brouns, S. J. J. (2012). Dial C for CRISPR – prokaryotic anti-viral defense systems. RNA Biol. (9) 1134-1138.
  34. Patterson, D. P., Schwarz, B., El-Boubbou, K., van der Oost, J., Prevelige, P. E. and Douglas, T. (2012). Virus-like particle nanoreactors: programmed encapsulation of the thermostable CelB glycosidase inside the P22 capsid. Soft Matter 8(39): 10158-10166.
  35. Ruigrok, V. J. B., Levisson, M., Hekelaar, J., Smidt, H., Dijkstra, B. W. and Van der Oost, J. (2012). Crystallisation of aptamer- protein complexes. Int. J. Mol. Sciences 13, 10537-10552.
  36. Matsumi, R., Atomi, H., Driessen, A. J. and van der Oost, J. (2011). Isoprenoid biosynthesis in Archaea--biochemical and evolutionary implications. Res Microbiol 162(1): 39-52.
  37. Blombach, F., Brouns, S. J. and van der Oost, J. (2011). Assembling the archaeal ribosome: roles for translation-factor-related GTPases. Biochem Soc Trans 39(1): 45-50.
  38. Jore, M. M., Lundgren, M., van Duijn, E., Bultema, J. B., Westra, E. R., Waghmare, S. P., Wiedenheft, B., Pul, U., Wurm, R., Wagner, R., Beijer, M. R., Barendregt, A., Zhou, K., Snijders, A. P., Dickman, M. J., Doudna, J. A., Boekema, E. J., Heck, A. J., van der Oost, J. and Brouns, S. J. (2011). Structural basis for CRISPR RNA-guided DNA recognition by Cascade. Nat Struct Mol Biol 18(5): 529-536.
  39. Walther, J., Sierocinski, P. and van der Oost, J. (2011). Hot transcriptomics. Archaea: 897585.
  40. Weusthuis, R. A., Lamot, I., van der Oost, J. and Sanders, J. P. (2011). Microbial production of bulk chemicals: development of anaerobic processes. Trends Biotechnol 29(4): 153-158.
  41. Al-Attar, S., Westra, E. R., van der Oost, J. and Brouns, S. J. (2011). Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPRs): the hallmark of an ingenious antiviral defense mechanism in prokaryotes. Biol Chem 392(4): 277-289.
  42. Salverda, M. L., Dellus, E., Gorter, F. A., Debets, A. J., van der Oost, J., Hoekstra, R. F., Tawfik, D. S. and de Visser, J. A. (2011). Initial mutations direct alternative pathways of protein evolution. PLoS Genet 7(3): e1001321.
  43. Raedts, J., Kengen, S. W. and van der Oost, J. (2011). Occurrence of L-iduronic acid and putative D-glucuronyl C5-epimerases in prokaryotes. Glycoconj J 28(2): 57-66.
  44. Vincent, J., Mark, L., Michel, H., Hauke, S. and John, v. d. O. (2011). Alternative affinity tools: more attractive than antibodies? Biochemical Journal 436(1): 1-13.
  45. Siemerink, M. A., Kuit, W., Lopez Contreras, A. M., Eggink, G., van der Oost, J. and Kengen, S. W. (2011). D-2,3-butanediol production due to heterologous expression of an acetoin reductase in Clostridium acetobutylicum. Appl Environ Microbiol 77(8): 2582-2588.
  46. Makarova, K. S., Haft, D. H., Barrangou, R., Brouns, S. J., Charpentier, E., Horvath, P., Moineau, S., Mojica, F. J., Wolf, Y. I., Yakunin, A. F., van der Oost, J. and Koonin, E. V. (2011). Evolution and classification of the CRISPR-Cas systems. Nat Rev Microbiol 9(6): 467-477.
  47. Blombach, F., Launay, H., Zorraquino, V., Swarts, D. C., Cabrita, L. D., Benelli, D., Christodoulou, J., Londei, P. and van der Oost, J. (2011). An HflX-type GTPase from Sulfolobus solfataricus binds to the 50S ribosomal subunit in all nucleotide-bound states. J Bacteriol 193(11): 2861-2867.
  48. Semenova, E., Jore, M. M., Datsenko, K. A., Semenova, A., Westra, E. R., Wanner, B. L., Van der Oost, J.*, Brouns, S. J. J. and Severinov, K. (2011). A crRNA seed sequence governs CRISPR interference. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (108) 10098-10103.
  49. DeYoung, M., Thayer, M., van der Oost, J. and Stedman, K. M. (2011). Growth phase-dependent gene regulation in vivo in Sulfolobus solfataricus. FEMS Microbiol Lett 321(2): 92-99.
  50. Babich, L., van Hemert, L. J., Bury, A., Hartog, A. F., Falcicchio, P., van der Oost, J., van Herk, T., Wever, R. and Rutjes, F. P. (2011). Synthesis of non-natural carbohydrates from glycerol and aldehydes in a one-pot four-enzyme cascade reaction. Green Chemistry 13(10): 2895-2900.
  51. Wiedenheft, B., Lander, G. C., Zhou, K., Jore, M. M., Brouns, S. J., van der Oost, J., Doudna, J. A. and Nogales, E. (2011). Structures of the RNA-guided surveillance complex from a bacterial immune system. Nature 477(7365): 486-489.
  52. Esser, D., Kouril, T., Zaparty, M., Sierocinski, P., Chan, P. P., Lowe, T., Van der Oost, J., Albers, S. V., Schomburg, D., Makarova, K. S. and Siebers, B. (2011). Functional curation of the Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 and S. acidocaldarius 98-3 complete genome sequences. Extremophiles 15(6): 711-712.
  53. Wu, H., Sun, L., Blombach, F., Brouns, S. J., Snijders, A. P., Lorenzen, K., van den Heuvel, R. H., Heck, A. J., Fu, S., Li, X., Zhang, X. C., Rao, Z. and van der Oost, J. (2010). Structure of the ribosome associating GTPase HflX. Proteins 78(3): 705-713.
  54. Pham, T. K., Sierocinski, P., van der Oost, J. and Wright, P. C. (2010). Quantitative proteomic analysis of Sulfolobus solfataricus membrane proteins. J Proteome Res 9(2): 1165-1172.
  55. Kluskens, L. D., Zeilstra, J., Geerling, A. C., de Vos, W. M. and van der Oost, J. (2010). Molecular characterization of the glucose isomerase from the thermophilic bacterium Fervidobacterium gondwanense. Environ Technol 31(10): 1083-1090.
  56. van den Berg, R. A., Braaksma, M., van der Veen, D., van der Werf, M. J., Punt, P. J., van der Oost, J. and de Graaff, L. H. (2010). Identification of modules in Aspergillus niger by gene co-expression network analysis. Fungal Genet Biol 47(6): 539-550.
  57. Verhaart, M. R., Bielen, A. A., van der Oost, J., Stams, A. J. and Kengen, S. W. (2010). Hydrogen production by hyperthermophilic and extremely thermophilic bacteria and archaea: mechanisms for reductant disposal. Environ Technol 31(8-9): 993-1003.
  58. Bielen, A. A., Willquist, K., Engman, J., Van Der Oost, J., Van Niel, E. W. and Kengen, S. W. (2010). Pyrophosphate as a central energy carrier in the hydrogen‐producing extremely thermophilic Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus. FEMS microbiology letters 307(1): 48-54.
  59. Huang, B., Wu, H., Hao, N., Blombach, F., van der Oost, J., Li, X., Zhang, X. C. and Rao, Z. (2010). Functional study on GTP hydrolysis by the GTP-binding protein from Sulfolobus solfataricus, a member of the HflX family. J Biochem 148(1): 103-113.
  60. de Koning, B., Blombach, F., Brouns, S. J. and van der Oost, J. (2010). Fidelity in archaeal information processing. Archaea .
  61. Westra, E. R., Pul, U., Heidrich, N., Jore, M. M., Lundgren, M., Stratmann, T., Wurm, R., Raine, A., Mescher, M., Van Heereveld, L., Mastop, M., Wagner, E. G., Schnetz, K., Van Der Oost, J., Wagner, R. and Brouns, S. J. (2010). H-NS-mediated repression of CRISPR-based immunity in Escherichia coli K12 can be relieved by the transcription activator LeuO. Mol Microbiol 77(6): 1380-1393.
  62. Ippel, J. H., Koutsopoulos, S., Nabuurs, S. M., van Berkel, W. J., van der Oost, J. and van Mierlo, C. P. (2010). NMR characterization of a 264-residue hyperthermostable endo-beta-1,3-glucanase. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 391(1): 370-375.
  63. de Koning, B., Blombach, F., Wu, H., Brouns, S. J. and van der Oost, J. (2009). Role of multiprotein bridging factor 1 in archaea: bridging the domains? Biochem Soc Trans 37(Pt 1): 52-57.
  64. Albers, S. V., Birkeland, N. K., Driessen, A. J., Gertig, S., Haferkamp, P., Klenk, H. P., Kouril, T., Manica, A., Pham, T. K., Ruoff, P., Schleper, C., Schomburg, D., Sharkey, K. J., Siebers, B., Sierocinski, P., Steuer, R., van der Oost, J., Westerhoff, H. V., Wieloch, P., Wright, P. C. and Zaparty, M. (2009). SulfoSYS (Sulfolobus Systems Biology): towards a silicon cell model for the central carbohydrate metabolism of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus under temperature variation. Biochem Soc Trans 37(Pt 1): 58-64.
  65. Machielsen, R., Looger, L. L., Raedts, J., Dijkhuizen, S., Hummel, W., Hennemann, H. G., Daussmann, T. and Van der Oost, J. (2009). Cofactor engineering of Lactobacillus brevis alcohol dehydrogenase by computational design. Engineering in Life Sciences 9(1): 38-44.
  66. Levisson, M., Sun, L., Hendriks, S., Swinkels, P., Akveld, T., Bultema, J. B., Barendregt, A., van den Heuvel, R. H., Dijkstra, B. W., van der Oost, J. and Kengen, S. W. (2009). Crystal structure and biochemical properties of a novel thermostable esterase containing an immunoglobulin-like domain. J Mol Biol 385(3): 949-962.
  67. Kuipers, R. K., Joosten, H. J., Verwiel, E., Paans, S., Akerboom, J., van der Oost, J., Leferink, N. G., van Berkel, W. J., Vriend, G. and Schaap, P. J. (2009). Correlated mutation analyses on super-family alignments reveal functionally important residues. Proteins 76(3): 608-616.
  68. Ilari, A., Fiorillo, A., Angelaccio, S., Florio, R., Chiaraluce, R., van der Oost, J. and Consalvi, V. (2009). Crystal structure of a family 16 endoglucanase from the hyperthermophile Pyrococcus furiosus--structural basis of substrate recognition. FEBS J 276(4): 1048-1058.
  69. Wolterink-van Loo, S., Siemerink, M. A., Perrakis, G., Kaper, T., Kengen, S. W. and van der Oost, J. (2009). Improving low-temperature activity of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius 2-keto-3-deoxygluconate aldolase. Archaea 2(4): 233-239.
  70. van der Oost, J., Jore, M. M., Westra, E. R., Lundgren, M. and Brouns, S. J. (2009). CRISPR-based adaptive and heritable immunity in prokaryotes. Trends Biochem Sci 34(8): 401-407.
  71. Levisson, M., van der Oost, J. and Kengen, S. W. (2009). Carboxylic ester hydrolases from hyperthermophiles. Extremophiles 13(4): 567-581.
  72. Makarova, K. S., Wolf, Y. I., van der Oost, J. and Koonin, E. V. (2009). Prokaryotic homologs of Argonaute proteins are predicted to function as key components of a novel system of defense against mobile genetic elements. Biol Direct 4: 29.
  73. Simon, G., Walther, J., Zabeti, N., Combet-Blanc, Y., Auria, R., van der Oost, J. and Casalot, L. (2009). Effect of O2 concentrations on Sulfolobus solfataricus P2. FEMS Microbiol Lett 299(2): 255-260.
  74. Zaparty, M., Esser, D., Gertig, S., Haferkamp, P., Kouril, T., Manica, A., Pham, T. K., Reimann, J., Schreiber, K., Sierocinski, P., Teichmann, D., van Wolferen, M., von Jan, M., Wieloch, P., Albers, S. V., Driessen, A. J., Klenk, H. P., Schleper, C., Schomburg, D., van der Oost, J., Wright, P. C. and Siebers, B. (2010). "Hot standards" for the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. Extremophiles 14(1): 119-142.
  75. Blombach, F., Makarova, K. S., Marrero, J., Siebers, B., Koonin, E. V. and van der Oost, J. (2009). Identification of an ortholog of the eukaryotic RNA polymerase III subunit RPC34 in Crenarchaeota and Thaumarchaeota suggests specialization of RNA polymerases for coding and non-coding RNAs in Archaea. Biol Direct 4: 39.
  76. Pijning, T., van Pouderoyen, G., Kluskens, L., van der Oost, J. and Dijkstra, B. W. (2009). The crystal structure of a hyperthermoactive exopolygalacturonase from Thermotoga maritima reveals a unique tetramer. FEBS Lett 583(22): 3665-3670.
  77. van der Oost, J. and Brouns, S. J. (2009). RNAi: prokaryotes get in on the act. Cell 139(5): 863-865.

Books and monographs

  1. Barrangou, R. and Van der Oost, J. (2013). CRISPR-Cas Systems-RNA-mediated adaptive immunity in bacteria and archaea Springer, 299.
  2. Smit, H., Reijnders, W., Van Doorn, J., Van der Oost, J. and Willemsen, P. (2011). Microcanon - wat je beslist moet weten over microbiologie. In: Magazines, V. and Diemen, B. V. (eds). Netherlands, 1-246.
  3. Van der Oost, J. (2006). Revolutie in de Evolutie. Inaugurele rede Wageningen Universiteit (11 mei 2006).
  4. Van der Oost, J. (1989). The hydrogen metabolism of the unicellular cyanobacterium Cyanothece PCC 7822. Thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

Book chapters

  1. Charpentier, E., Van der Oost, J. and White, M. (2013). crRNA biogenesis. In: Barrangou, R., Van der Oost, J. (eds). CRISPR-Cas Systems - RNA-mediated adaptive immunity in bacteria and archaea. Springer Verlag, 115-144.
  2. Westra, E. R., Jore, M. M., Al-Attar, S., Brouns, S. J. J. and Van der Oost, J. (2013). Small RNA in Bacteria. Encyclopedia Biological Chemistry (2nd Edition).
  3. Kengen, S. W. M. and Van der Oost, J. (2011). Extremofiele micro-organismen, some like it hot. In: Smit, H., Reijnders, W., Van Doorn, J., Van der Oost, J., Willemsen, P. and Veen Magazines B. V. (eds). Microcanon - wat je beslist moet weten over microbiologie. Diemen, Netherlands, pp. 28-31.
  4. Van der Oost, J. (2011). Archaea, de ontdekking van een nieuwe levensvorm. In: Smit, H., Reijnders, W., Van Doorn, J., Van der Oost, J., Willemsen, P. and Veen Magazines B. V. (eds). Microcanon – wat je beslist moet weten over microbiologie. Diemen, 10-13.
  5. Jore, M. M., Brouns, S. J. J. and Van der Oost, J. (2011). RNA in defense: CRISPRs protect prokaryotes against mobile genetic elements. In: Atkins, J. F., Gesteland, R. F. and Cech, T. R. (eds). The RNA World 4th Edition. CSHL Press, pp. 231-242.
  6. Westra, E. R., Van der Oost, J. and Brouns, S. J. J. (2010). CRISPR-based immunity in prokaryotes. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology (10th Edition); pp. 63-66.
  7. Van de Werken, H. J. G., Brouns, S. J. J. and Van der Oost, J. (2008). Pentose Metabolism in Archaea. In: Blum, P. (ed). Archaea: New Models for Prokaryotic Biology. Caister Academic Press, pp. 71-94.
  8. Machielsen, R., Dijkhuizen, S., Kaper, T., Looger, L. and Van der Oost, J. (2007). Improving enzyme performance by Laboratory Evolution as well as by Rational & Computational Design. In: Rastall, R. A. (ed). Novel enzyme technology for food applications. Chapter 2, pp. 16-42.
  9. Uria, U.R., Machielsen, R., Dutihl, B. E., Huynen, M. and Van der Oost, J. (2007). Alcohol dehydrogenases from marine hyperthermophilic microorganisms and their importance to the pharmaceutical industry. In: Basmal, J., Fawzya, Y. N., Yenni, Y. (eds). Proceedings of Workshop on Marine Biodiversity and Potential for Development of Pharmaceutical Industry. Jakarta Indonesia, pp. 26-48.
  10. Van der Oost, J. and Siebers, B. (2006). The glycolytic pathways of Archaea - evolution by tinkering. In: Garrett, R. and Klenk, H. P. (eds). Archaea Biology. Blackwell, pp. 247-259.
  11. Van der Oost, J., Walther, J., Brouns, S. J. J., Van de Werken, H. J. G., Snijders, A. P. L., Wright, P. C., Andersson, A., Bernander, R. and De Vos, W. M. (2006). Functional genomics of the thermo-acidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. In: Oren, A. and Rainey, F. (eds). Methods in Microbiology - Extremophiles. Elsevier (Amsterdam), Vol. 35, 201-231.
  12. Brouns, S. J. J., Ettema, T. J. G., Stedman, K. M., Walther, J., Smidt, H., Snijders, A. P. L., Young, M., Bernander, R., Wright, P. C., Siebers, B., Van der Oost, J. (2006). The hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus - from exploration to exploitation. In: Inskeep, W. P. and McDermott, T. R. (eds). Geothermal Biology and Geochemistry in Yellowstone National Park. Montana State University Publications, pp. 261-276.
  13. Kaper, T., Van der Oost, J. and De Vos, W. M. (2002). Engineering of thermostable Family 1 beta-glycosidases for saccharide processing. In: Teeri, T. T., Svenson, B., Gilbert, H. J. and Feizi, T. (eds). MPM Books Ltd, pp. 135-142.
  14. Smidt, H., Akkermans, A. D. L., Van der Oost, J., and De Vos, W. M. (2001). Molecular characterization of key enzymes in halorespiration. In: Agathos, S. N. and Reineke, W. (eds). Biotechnology for the Environment, Focus on Biotechnology. Kluwer Acadermic Publishers (Dordrecht, The Netherlands), pp. 200-208.
  15. Smidt, H., Van der Oost, J. and De Vos, W. M. (2001). Genetics and molecular biology of anaerobic reductive dehalogenation. In: Schriftenreihe Biologische Abwasserreinigung. Technical University Berlin (Publisher), pp. 193-201.
  16. Smidt, H., Song, D., Van der Oost, J. and De Vos, W. M. (1997). Molecular characterization of halorespiration. In: Verachtert, H., Verstraete, W. (eds). International Symposium Environmental Biotechnology (Ostende, Belgium). pp. 19-22.
  17. Krab, K., Peters, F. A. L. J., Van der Oost, J., de Wit, H. J. and Oltmann, L. F. (1984). Mediation of electron transfer between photosynthetic and hydrogen-evolving parts of biophotolytic systems. In: Houwink, E. H. and Van der Meer, R. R. (eds). Innovations in Biotechnology. pp. 507-516.
Protocols by John van der Oost
  1. Expression and Purification of the Thermus thermophilus Argonaute Protein
  2. Purification and Sequencing of DNA Guides from Prokaryotic Argonaute