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Rob W.J. Collin




Principal Investigator






Scientific background

Following the completion of my MSc studies in Chemistry, I obtained my PhD studying the physiological role of proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Thereafter, I moved to the field of Human Genetics, where I first was involved in identifying genetic causes of inherited hearing loss and, later, visual impairment. Intrigued by the upcoming potential of genetic therapies to treat these diseases, I shifted gears and build my own group around the topic of developing novel therapeutic strategies for inherited retinal diseases.

Hobbies outside science

In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer myself as well as coaching junior teams. In addition, I like cooking, reading, playing games, and spending time with family and friends.

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