Roman Koning (Gorinchem, 1970) went to high school at the Gymnasium Camphusianum in Gorinchem, studied chemistry at University Utrecht and obtained his PhD degree in cryo electron crystallography of membrane proteins at the University of Groningen. He started working at the LUMC as a post-doc in 2000, setting up cryo electron microscopy and investigating the three-dimensional structures of viruses and ribosomes. In 2004 he was awarded a VENI grant (NWO). Roman Koning currently is working as a senior scientist.
Currently, his work is focused on managing service and facility work at the electron microscopy department, developing workflows for cryo correlative light and electron microscopy and on cryo electron tomography of immune complexes.
He has experience with a broad range of electron microscopy techniques, including cryo specimen preparation, cryo electron crystallography on membrane proteins, single particle microscopy, cryo electron microscopy on liposomes and blood plasma, icosahedral reconstructions on viruses, cryo electron tomography on immune complexes, bacterial and mammalian cells, cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy on bacteria.