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Joris Snellenburg

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Joris Snellenburg, MSc.
Faculty of Science
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Biophysics of Photosynthesis - Room T-112
VU University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 598 7870 or Skype Me™!
Fax: +31 (0)20 598 7999
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Websites: Biophysics of Photosynthesis, Glotaran.
My publications: Google Scholar, Web of Science


A picture of me from late 2011

Research interests

I am now working in the field of biophysics, particularly in a project entiteled 'From proteins to the thylakoid membrane'. The aim of this project is to develop a model that describes in detail the process of oxygenic photosynthesis in the thylakoid membrane, which can then be used for further optimization of organisms which make use of oxygenic photosynthesis, such as plants and cyanobacteria. Utimately this will lead to the mass-production of sustainable bio solar fuels, food and feed. Also in this context I developed an application called Glotaran in collaboration with Sergey Laptenok, Katharine Mullen, Ralf Seger and Ivo van Stokkum. This software can be used for global and target analysis of time-resolved spectroscopy and microscopy data, as frequently obtained in the study of photosynthesis.

In addition to my work as a biophysicist I am also still involved in furthering the development of a new type of corneal topographer which I worked on during my bachelor and master studies at the VU University. You can read more about this topographer at the i-optics website, the company that now has this topographer in commercial development.


For a complete list of projects I have been working on, please see projects.

Selected publications


  • Glotaran: a Java-based Graphical User Interface for the R-package TIMP (abstract, full PDF)


  • Clinical Validation of Point-Source Corneal Topography in Keratoplasty (abstract)


  • Forward ray tracing for image projection prediction and surface reconstruction in the evaluation of corneal topography systems (abstract, full PDF).


  • Pseudo Forward Ray-Tracing: A New Method for Surface Validation in Cornea Topography [info]

For a complete list of publications, please see Google Scholar Citations.