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Anouk Janssen

PhD candidate

+31 43 38 71272


Laboratory of Cellular Genomic Medicine
Department of Clinical Genetics
Maastricht UMC+
P. Debyelaan 25
6229 HX Maastricht
The Netherlands

About me

I am a PhD candidate in the CGM group since October 2021. I am interested in the potential of liquid biopsy in preimplantation genetic testing and in prenatal testing. During my PhD, I will develop innovative methods to perform non-invasive preimplantation and prenatal testing. I hope that with my research, I can enhance our knowledge in human reproduction and increasing IVF success in the end. I studied Biomedical Sciences at Radboud University in Nijmegen. During my studies, I got introduced to the interesting field of genetics. I joined the lab of prof. Ronald Roepman at the department of Genetics for my first MSc internship. Here, I studied a genetic form of retinal degeneration by performing CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing. To further explore the field of genomics, I joined the Evolutionary Neurogenomics group led by Dr. Frank Jacobs at the University of Amsterdam. I explored the role of PRDM9, a histone methyltransferase that is essential in meiotic recombination. During this internship I got intrigued by the early phase of life and how much there is yet to explore.





PhD candidate

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL

Personal touch

In my spare time I love doing outdoor sports like cycling and running. Also, I love to swim and train for triathlons. I like travelling, playing board games and spending time with my family and friends.

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