Dr. Stefan Clerens

Science Team Leader Proteins & Biomaterials

E: Stefan.Clerens@agresearch.co.nz


2003, PhD Science (Biology), University of Leuven (Belgium)

Research interests & activities

I am Science Team Leader of the AgResearch Proteins & Biomaterials team. My professional expertise is in gel-based and gel-free qualitative and quantitative proteomics, and proteomic data handling and interpretation. The team has strong capabilities and expertise in proteomics, mass spectrometry, protein chemistry, process engineering, bio-based material prototyping and micro- and nanostructural analysis. The team’s focus is around R&D on biomolecules from agricultural sources, to support product quality, processing improvement and product innovation across the primary sector.


Sutherland MA, Worth GM, Stuart AD, Dobbie PM, Clerens S (2016). Effect of pre-slaughter handling, exercise and the presence of a dog on lamb welfare and meat quality. Animal 2016 Feb 26:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]
Yu TY, Morton JD, Clerens S, Dyer JM (2015). Proteomic investigation of protein profile changes and amino acid residue level modification in cooked lamb meat: the effect of boiling. J Agric Food Chem. 63(41):9112-23. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b03324.

Deb-Choudhury S, Plowman JE, Rao K, Lee E, van Koten C, Clerens S, Dyer JM, Harland DP (2014). Mapping the accessibility of the disulfide crosslink network in the wool fibre cortex. Proteins 83(2):224-34. doi: 10.1002/prot.24727.