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In collaboration with Bruno van Wayenburg en Astrid Smit (De perskamer) the MGC organized the workshop "Animated Science: explaining research in a short video" in 2017 and 2018. Try the links to the movies:


Bas ter Braak and Esmee Koedoot (LACDR, UL): Drug Efficacy & Safety Imaging - DESI 

Vera Kemp and Iris Dautzenberg (CCB, LUMC): Hoe kunnen virussen ingezet worden als anti-kanker middel

Fenne Riemslagh and Saif Haify (Clinical Genetics, Erasmus MC): Animation of RAN translation (mechanism)


Jeroen Stein (Anatomy and Embryology, LUMC) and Haiqiu Wu (CCB, LUMC): Using the immune system to fight cancer cells in the human body

Francesca Tasca and Marcella Brescia (CCB, LUMC): Genome editing on Ducenne Muscular Dystrophy

Natacha Ogando and Ana Oliveira Paiva (Medical Microbiology): Are we 100% humans?

Ilias Boltis and Jente van Staalduinen (Cell Biology, Erasmus MC): Intro into DNA

Lisa Lasley and Marie-Louise van der Hoorn (GeboorteHuis Leiden, LUMC): Donor studie - rol afweersysteem in eiceldonatie zwangerschappen

Nuria Munoz Subirana (Human Gnetics, LUMC) and Daniel Salas (Cell and Chemical Biology, LUMC): DNA damage and repair

Agenda PhD defenses 2018



Title thesis


   18 January

Tim Kelder

The developing   heartbeat: tracing and characterization of the developing cardiac conduction   system  

Anatomy and   Embryology, LUMC

   18 April

Serdar Yavuzigitglu

Genetic classification of uveal melanoma promotoren

Hans Vingerling en Dion Paridaens co-promotoren: Annelies de Klein en Emine Kilic

   31 May

Lodewijk Toonen

Developing an antisense oligonucleotide treatment for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3

Johan den Dunnen; co-promotor: Willeke van Roon

   7 June

Svetlana Pasteuning

Evaluating the potential of targeting myostatin/TGF-beta receptors as treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Annemieke Aartsma-Rus; co-promotor: Maaike van Putten

   13 June

Nynke Oosterhof

Microglia in Health and Disease Learning from the zebrafish

Rob Willemsen, co-promotor Tjakko van Ham

   19 June

Marti Quevedo 

Transcriptional regulation in the neural lineagepromotors

Frank Grosveld, Danny Huylebroeck; co-promoter; Raymond Poot

   5 September

Max Friesen

Investigating   metabolic disease in human induced pluripotent stem cells: Adipocyte Size,   Insulin Signaling and Hepatic Lipids   

Anatomy and   Embryology, LUMC

   20 September

Karen Sap

Dynamics of   Protein Ubiquitination upon Proteasome Modulation. A Quantitative Mass   Spectrometry approach

Peter   Verrijzer, co-promotor: Jeroen Demmers

   27 September

Steven Kunnen

Shear stress regulated signaling in renal epithelial cells and polycistic kidney disease

Dorien Peters

   7 November

Maria Gomes   Fernandes

A day in the   Life of a Germ Cell – on Gametogenesis and Pluripotency

Anatomy and   Embryology, LUMC

   14 November

Sjors Kas

Insertional mutagenesis to identify breast cancer drivers and therapy resistance genes in mice

LACDR, Promotor Jos Jonkers, NKI

   13 December

Ronan McLaughlin 

Towards novel targeted therapy of triple negative breast cancer

Promotor Bob van de Water, co-Promotor  Yinghui Zhang, DDS/LACDR/UL



Anatomie en Embryologie, LUMC: 

Verena Schwach was the winner of the Young@heart: 'Crazy idea' grant and won 50K with her idea: "Acoustical pacing of advanced human cardiac u-tissues as platform to model heart rhythm disorders: sonogenetics in human stem cell-derived carciomyoc"; Berend van Meer and Joshua Peterson participated in the EIT Health PhD Transition Fellowship. Both won a Bronze Prize which is each accompanied by 10K award and the opportunity to participate in a business course in London UK valued at 5K for the development of their products; Berend van Meer  joined and won the ScienceBattle in the Hague. For more information see:

Celbiologie, Erasmus MC: 

Tokameh Mahmoudi
 heeft een EMC Pilot Grant toegewezen gekregen; Eskeatnaf Mulugeta heeft een ZonMW subsidie gekregen (Off Road programma commissie); Sjaak Philipsen heeft een project toegekend gekregen van de Landsteiner Foundation for Blood Transfusion Research, én een Erasmus MC Human Disease Model Award. Daarnaast werd zijn bijdrage aan de 21ste Hemoglobin Switching Conference, getiteld 'Evolutionary conserved regulation of oxygen-carrying hemoglobins in jawless and jawed vertebrates' bekroond als meest onderhoudende presentatie; Raymond Poot heeft een NWO-ALW open grant verworven.

Humane Genetica, LUMC: 

Magda Rother heeft een Travel award ontvangen tijdens de NVRB annual fall meeting;  Fenna vd Wal heeft een Eurolife award ontvangen.

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