Max Clabbers

Post Doc

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Works at Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 16 C
Room C 562
Postal address Institutionen för material- och miljökemi 106 91 Stockholm

About me

PhD in Structural Biology (Center for Cellular Imaging and NanoAnalytics, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland)

Pre-doc in Structural Biology (Biophysical Structural Chemistry, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, the Netherlands) 

MSc in Biochemistry (Life Science & Technology, Leiden University, the Netherlands)

BSc in Biochemistry (Life Science & Technology, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)



My research is primarily involved with developing 3D microcrystal electron diffraction (MicroED) for structural biology to enable structure determination of macromolecules and small molecule organics from micron- to nanometre-sized three-dimensional crystals.




Broadhurst, E.T., Xu, H., Clabbers, M.T.B., Lightowler, M., Nudelman, F., Zou, X. & Parsons, S. Polymorph evolution during crystal growth studied by 3D electron diffraction. IUCrJ 7, 5-9 (2020)


Xu, H.†, Lebrette, H.†, Clabbers, M.T.B.†, Zhao, J., Griese, J.J., Zou, X. & Högbom, M. Solving a new R2lox protein structure by microcrystal electron diffraction. Sci. Adv. 5, eaax4621 (2019)

Clabbers, M.T.B., Gruene, T., van Genderen, E. & Abrahams, J.P. Reducing dynamical electron scattering reveals hydrogen atoms. Acta Crystallogr. A75, 82-93 (2019)


Clabbers, M.T.B., Gruene, T., Parkhurst, J.M., Abrahams, J.P. & Waterman, D.G. Electron diffraction data processing with DIALS. Acta Crystallogr. D74, 506-518 (2018)

Clabbers, M.T.B. & Abrahams, J.P. Electron diffraction and three-dimensional crystallography for structural biology. Crystallogr. Rev. 24, 176-204 (2018)

Thomas, B., Dubey, R.K., Clabbers, M.T.B., Gupta, K.B.S.S., van Genderen, E., Jager, W.F., Abrahams, J.P., Sudholter, E.J.R. & de Groot, H.J.M. A molecular level approach to elucidate the supramolecular packing of light-harvesting antenna systems. Chem. Eur. J. 24, 14989-14993 (2018)


Clabbers, M.T.B., van Genderen, E., Wan, W., Wiegers, E.L., Gruene, T. & Abrahams, J.P. Protein structure determination by electron diffraction using a single three-dimensional nanocrystal. Acta Crystallogr. D73, 738-748 (2017)


van Genderen, E., Clabbers, M.T.B., Pratim Das, P., Stewart, A., Nederlof, I., Barentsen, K.C., Portillo, J., Pannu, N.S., Nicolopoulos, S., Gruene, T. & Abrahams, J.P. Ab initio structure determination of nanocrystals of organic pharmaceutical compounds by electron diffraction at room temperature using a Timepix quantum area direct electron detector. Acta Crystallogr. A72, 236-242 (2016)


Clabbers, M.T.B., Olsthoorn, R.C.L. & Gultyaev, A.P.  Tospovirus ambisense genomic RNA segments use almost complete repertoire of stable tetraloops in the intergenic region. Bioinformatics 30, 1800-1804 (2014)


† equal contribution

Last updated: April 6, 2020

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