Lukas Van Den Heuvel


As a PhD student in the Lashuel lab, he studies fibrils that are involved in neurodegenerative diseases, using cell culture models as environment to seed, generate and study specific types of fibrils. For this, he uses correlative light and electron microscopy in a collaboration between the Lashuel and our lab.

Current Project

Analysis of alpha-synuclein rich inclusions in human brain of Parkinson’s Disease


Lukas performed his Master Thesis in our laboratory in 2022/2023 on the structural basis of Parkinson’s Disease in the human brain. He used correlative light and electron microscopy to characterize the early stages of Lewy Body formation.

He did his undergraduate in Nanobiology at the TU Delft, the Netherlands.