|Street / P.O. Box||Geert Grooteplein 10, 855|
|Zip code||6525 GA|
|Phone number(s)||+31 (0)24 3614939|
|Fax||+31 (0)24 3668752|
"I started my PhD project entitled "Developmental disease or cancer: the crucial role of timing and type of new mutations" in the Genomic Disorders group in October 2012. My research focuses on genes in which germline mutations cause developmental disorders (i.e. congenital malformations and/or intellectual disability) and somatic mutations have been involved in cancer. This association between developmental disorders and cancer is not entirely unexpected; aberrant cell proliferation, differentiation, migration and apoptosis are characteristics of both cancer and abnormal embryonic development. I am using NGS technologies and performing functional follow-up to better understand this connection."