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Anouk Janssen

PhD candidate

+31 43 38 71272

ORCiD

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.

Timeline

2021-

2019-2021

2016-2019

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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