A warm welcome to our new colleague Senna Hiensch. Senna recently graduated from the HBO and has started in our lab as a technician. He will be working on several different projects, such as investigating mode-of-action of compounds on CFTR and pilot studies for other misfolding related diseases.
Congratulations to the new doctor! Dr. van Willigen! On September 9th Marcel van Willigen defended his thesis entitled “Uncovering CFTR folding through patient mutations” in the Akademiegebouw of University of Utrecht. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only a very limited amount of people were allowed in the Akademiegebouw, and part of the committee had to dial … Read more
Bij de grote verscheidenheid aan ziekteverschijnselen is het waarschijnlijk dat hetcoronavirus ook zwakke varianten in de gelederen heeft. Speur deze op en gebruik ze voorde ontwikkeling van een vaccin. Een internationale groep wetenschappers uit elf landenpleit voor deze benadering. Indertijd bij polio bleek ze als eerste succesvol. Dat is de strekking van een recent gepubliceerd … Read more
Due to the large variety of symptoms found in patients with COVID-19, it is very likely that there is also a wide diversity in strains of SARS-CoV-2, including weakened or less severe strains, which may cause milder symptoms. Finding such strains could be of great importance in speeding up vaccine development. Such attenuated viruses are … Read more
Congratulations to the new doctor! Dr. Yeoh On April 8th Ying Yeoh defended her thesis entitled “Folding of the CFTR Transmembrane domains in the ER”. Due to the COVID-pandemic, Ying had an exclusive as the first CPC PhD to defend completely online! The entire committee all called in from their homes, as well as the … Read more