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Wanwisa van Dijk

Project manager & senior technician

+31 43 38 75833


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

About me

My passion in genetic research started when I attended genetics and evolution classes during my undergrad study. I was fascinated how genetic codes work and have huge effects on our life. I love challenges. Working in scientific field, you have to face challenges almost everyday. Dr. Zamani's group consists of young energetic researchers. There are a lot of new ideas, knowledge and challenges. Joining his group stimulates me to stay active in science, involve in innovation and be challenged.









Senior technian Innovation, Department of Clinical Genetics, Maastricht UMC, NL

Postdoctoral fellow, CARIM, Department of Pathology, Maastricht University, NL

Postdoctoral fellow, Center of Excellence for Vector and Vector borne diseases, Mahidol University, Thailand

Postgraduate fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, USA

PhD in Biology (Molecular biology and Genetics), Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand

MSc in Biology (Molecular biology and Genetics), Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand

BSc in Biology (Plant genetics and breeding) , Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand

Honors & Awards

2008    Travel grant to American Heart Association conference
2002    Research Career Development Grant, Thailand Research Fund
2001    Travel grant to 2nd Wolbachia conference
2001    TRF Grant for New Researcher, Thailand Research Fund
1998    Royal Golden Jubilee PhD scholarship, Thailand Research Fund
1996    Excellent Mahidol University student scholarship, Mahidol University


Personal touch

In my free time, when the weather is nice, I enjoy going for a walk, or for a hike in the nature. Taking pictures of the beautiful nature and capturing memorable moment give me energy and peace. When I am at home, I work on my creativity by trying new cooking and baking recipes. A healthy lifestyle has many benefits not only for the body but also for the mind. I work out regularly at the fitness and join Bootcamp or HIIT training with my family. I also work as volunteer at “special in moving” organization stimulating adult with intellectual disability to exercise.

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