Selected publications

  • E.P. Tjin, D Konijnenberg, G. Krebbers, H. Mallo, J.W. Drijfhout, K.L. Franken, C.M. van der Horst, J.D. Bos, O.E. Nieweg, B.B. Kroon, J.B. Haanen, C.J. Melief, F.A. Vyth-Dreese, R.M. Luiten. T cell immune function in tumor, skin and peripheral blood of advanced stage melanoma patients: implications for immunotherapy. Clin. Cancer Res. 2011, 17(17):5736-5747.

  • J.G. van den Boorn JG, C.J. Melief, R.M. Luiten. Monobenzone-induced depigmentation: from enzymatic blockade to autoimmunity. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2011, 24(4):673-679.

  • J.G. van den Boorn, D.I. Picavet, P.F. van Swieten, H.A. van Veen, D. Konijnenberg, P.A. van Veelen, T. van Capel, E.C. de Jong, E.A. Reits, J.W. Drijfhout, J.D. Bos, C.J. Melief and R.M. Luiten. Skin-depigmenting agent monobenzone induces potent T cell autoimmunity towards pigmented cells by tyrosinase haptenation and melanosome autophagy. J. Invest Dermatol. 2011, 131(6):1240-51. 2011, in press. Featured on the issue cover, and as Editorial, J. Invest Dermatol. 2011, Jun;131(6):1185-7.

  • J.G. van den Boorn, D. Konijnenberg, E.P.M. Tjin, D.I. Picavet, N.J. Meeuwenoord, D.V. Filippov, J.P.W. van der Veen, J.D. Bos, C.J.M. Melief, R.M. Luiten. Effective Melanoma Immunotherapy in Mice by the Skin-Depigmenting Agent Monobenzone and the Adjuvants Imiquimod and CpG PloS ONE 2010, published 13 May 2010,

  • J.G. van den Boorn, D. Konijnenberg, T.A.M. Dellemijn, J.P. W. van der Veen, J.D. Bos, C.J.M. Melief, F.A. Vyth-Dreese and R.M. Luiten. Autoimmune destruction of skin melanocytes by perilesional T cells from vitiligo patients. J. Invest. Dermatol, 2009, 129: 2220?2232.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Council member of the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR)

  • Member EU Framework programme Klankbordgroep People (Agentschap NL, Ministeries EL&I en OCW)

  • Vice chair Vereniging voor Vernieuwingsimpuls Onderzoekers (VVViO), NWO

Media coverage

Additional qualifications

  • Associate professor


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Acquisition of research funding

  • Knowledge entrepreneurship & Technology transfer

  • Financial and HR management as Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Dermatology


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