Michiel Vermeulen Group

Michiel Vermeulen

Oncode Investigator at Radboud University

My Research

Michiel Vermeulen performed his doctoral work in the laboratory of Henk Stunnenberg at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. In 2005 he joined the lab of Matthias Mann in Munich, Germany as a post-doctoral fellow. In 2009 he was appointed as assistant professor and in 2013 as associate professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands. In February 2014 he was appointed as full professor at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The group currently consists of 5 PhD students, 3 post-docs and 2 technicians. Awarded grants include NWO-VIDI (2009), an ERC Starting Grant (2012) and an ERC Consolidator Grant (2017)


  • 2008: Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry Junior Research Award.
  • 2000: Van Nieuwenhoven award for best undergraduate student in biology, University of Nijmegen

Key Publications

  1. Choi, J., Xu, M., Makowski, M. M., Zhang, T., Law, M. H., Kovacs, M. A., ... & Trent, J. M. (2017). A common intronic variant of PARP1 confers melanoma risk and mediates melanocyte growth via regulation of MITF. Nature genetics, 49(9), 1326.
  2. Spruijt, C. G., Gnerlich, F., Smits, A. H., Pfaffeneder, T., Jansen, P. W., Bauer, C., ... & Eberl, H. C. (2013). Dynamic readers for 5-(hydroxy) methylcytosine and its oxidized derivatives. Cell, 152(5), 1146-1159.
  3. Vermeulen, M., Eberl, H. C., Matarese, F., Marks, H., Denissov, S., Butter, F., ... & Mann, M. (2010). Quantitative interaction proteomics and genome-wide profiling of epigenetic histone marks and their readers. Cell, 142(6), 967-980.
  4. Vermeulen, M., Mulder, K. W., Denissov, S., Pijnappel, W. P., van Schaik, F. M., Varier, R. A., ... & Timmers, H. T. M. (2007). Selective anchoring of TFIID to nucleosomes by trimethylation of histone H3 lysine 4. Cell, 131(1), 58-69.
  5. Zhang, X., Smits, A. H., van Tilburg, G. B., Jansen, P. W., Makowski, M. M., Ovaa, H., & Vermeulen, M. (2017). An interaction landscape of ubiquitin signaling. Molecular cell, 65(5), 941-955.
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