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Felix M. Wensveen


Physical Degree in Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010

Current position

Independent postdoctoral research fellow (Veni Laureate), Department of Experimental Immunology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014-present)
Associate Professor (on sabbatical), Department of Histology & Embryology, Rijeka School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia (2013-present)


Top 5 first-author publications in the last 5 years.

  1. Wensveen, F. M., Jelenčić, V., Valentić, S., Šestan, M., Wensveen, T. T., Theurich, S., Glasner, A., Mendrila, D., Štimac, D., Wunderlich, F. T., Brüning, J. C., Mandelboim, O. and Polić, B. (2015). NK cells link obesity-induced adipose stress to inflammation and insulin resistance. Nat Immunol 16(4): 376-385.
  2. Wensveen, F. M., van Gisbergen, K. P. and Eldering, E. (2012). The fourth dimension in immunological space: how the struggle for nutrients selects high-affinity lymphocytes. Immunol Rev 249(1): 84-103.
  3. Wensveen, F. M., Lenartic, M., Jelenčić, V., Lemmermann, N. A., ten Brinke, A., Jonjić, S. and Polić, B. (2013). NKG2D induces Mcl-1 expression and mediates survival of CD8 memory T cell precursors via phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. J Immunol 191(3): 1307-1315.
  4. Wensveen, F. M., Derks, I. A., van Gisbergen, K. P., de Bruin, A. M., Meijers, J. C., Yigittop, H., Nolte, M. A., Eldering, E. and van Lier, R. A. (2012). BH3-only protein Noxa regulates apoptosis in activated B cells and controls high-affinity antibody formation. Blood 119(6): 1440-1449.
  5. Wensveen, F. M., van Gisbergen, K. P., Derks, I. A., Gerlach, C., Schumacher, T. N., van Lier, R. A. and Eldering, E. (2010). Apoptosis threshold set by Noxa and Mcl-1 after T cell activation regulates competitive selection of high-affinity clones. Immunity 32(6): 754-765.
Protocols by Felix M. Wensveen
  1. Excision of Visceral Adipose Tissue from Live Mice (VATectomy)
  2. Isolation of Lymphocytes from Murine Visceral Adipose Tissue