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Junior researcher Community Genetics & Public Health Genomics, Clinical Genetics, on the project Genomic Medicine



Title: Towards evidence-based genomic medicine: filling evidence gaps through modelling studies.

This project aims to investigate modelling approaches that can be used to predict the expected outcomes of empirical studies in translational genomics research on the basis of published epidemiological and intervention studies 



  • Msc, Master Biomedical Sciences specialization, Medical and Behavior Genomics and curricular accents in molecular biology, VU University Amsterdam 
  • Msc, Master Business Administration specialization, Entrepreneurship, VU University Amsterdam
  • Bsc, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences, VU University Amsterdam 


JG Kers, E Van Burg, T Stoop and MC Cornel. Trends in genetic patent applications: the commercialization of academic intellectual property. Eur J Hum Genet, 2014 22(10): p.1155-9 

Previous research experience 

  • University Utrecht, Department Pharmacology and Pathophysiology (internship). Topic: Disruption in development of serotonergic system in a mouse model for autism spectrum disorders and opportunities for nutritional interventions.
  • Agentschap NL, The Netherlands Patent Office in cooperation with the Technology Transfer Office VU/VUmc and EMGO+ department community genetics and public health genomics (internship). Topic: Trends in Genetic Patent Applications: Commercialization of Academic Intellectual Property
  • VU University Medical Center Amsterdam - Department of Oral pathology (internship) Topic: Co-localization of glycans and mucin in salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma.
  • Master thesis Biomedical Sciences: Deoxyribonucleic acid methylation in Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Mater thesis Business Administration: Commercialisation of Academic Intellectual Property – a comparison between the VU University Amsterdam and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam.