Scientific background

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.

Contact

Radboud university medical center

Department of Human Genetics

Route 855

Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 30

6525 GA Nijmegen

The Netherlands