Manon H.C.A Peeters
da Silva Lantyer, A., Calcini, N., Bijlsma, A., Kole, K., Emmelkamp, M., Peeters, M., Schenen, W., Zeldenrust, F., Celikel, T. (2018). A databank for intracellular electrophysiological mapping of the adult somatosensory cortex. GigaScience, 7(12), giy147. doi:10.1093/gigascience/giy147
I obtained my bachelor’s degree Biomedical Sciences/Molecular life sciences at Maastricht university, where I performed an internship in which I developed droplet digital PCR assays to detect cancer-related mutations from circulating-cell-free tumor DNA. Next, I obtained my masters degree Medical Biology at the Radboud university in Nijmegen. During my masters I did, amongst others, an internship focusing on the unraveling of the 3D genome. During this internship, I became fascinated by genetics and genetic disorders. For this reason, I joined Dr. Collin’s group at the Human Genetics Department of the Radboudumc as a PhD candidate. My work focusses on deciphering the molecular pathophysiology of PRPH2-related Central Areolar Choroidal Dystrophy (CACD), as well as developing novel therapeutic strategies to treat this progressive disorder.
Hobbies outside science
In my free time, I like to make paintings and drawings, watching movies/tv-series, taking walks, and seeing new places. Furthermore, I love to spend time with my family and friends.