top of page


Group Leader

Biophysical Chemistry
IMM Radboud University Nijmegen

With a background in biophysics and biochemistry, I have a long-standing interest in gene expression kinetics and circuit design in diverse systems, ranging from bacteria and viruses to mammalian cells. Before coming to the Netherlands, I worked in the bay area science "bubble" in sunny California, where I developed a passion for hiking and photography. 

If you are interested in joining our team, see the openings section.


MOL-165 Biochemistry II

MOL-128 Essentials of Biochemistry Lab

MOL-129 Biochemistry Lab 


Óscar García Blay, MSc

PhD student

I studied genetics and biomedical research in Barcelona. I am interested in a variety of topics related to how the genome works to regulate and control biological processes. As a PhD candidate in the Hansen Lab, I combine my interest in gene expression research with the perspective of systems biology. My goal is to identify mechanisms that regulate gene expression noise in a biological context. Outside the lab, I enjoy cooking, listening and sharing music and also travelling. I am always looking for nice activities to do such as escape room games.  

Foto Csrmen Grandi.jpg

Carmen Grandi, MSc

PhD student

I studied biotechnologies and molecular biology at the University of Ferrara, in Italy. I am fascinated by the functional complexity of organisms and, through this journey as a PhD student in the Hansen Lab, I aim to study how stochastic events can impact molecular processes that regulate gene expression, leading to different phenotypes. Doing science also needs creativity: this is why I've always been interested in many forms of art. My biggest passion is singing and creating music. I also enjoy a lot drawing when I need to relax and think.

Omnia Elzokla.jpg

Omnia Elzokla

Master Student

Medical Biology

Zumaya Abdi.png

Zumaya Abdi

Master Student

Human Biology

Bibian Verstegen.jpg

Bibian Verstegen

Master Student

Medical Biology

Sjoerd Uijttewaal.jpg

Sjoerd Uijttewaal

Master Student

Medical Biology

Martin Emmaneel.jpg

Martin Emmaneel

Master Student

Molecular Life Sciences

Former lab members:

Pieter Verhagen - Master Student, Chemistry of Life (2021-2022)

Christin Wassermann - Erasmus Master Student, Medical-Biological Chemistry (2022)

Yoanna Petrova - Intern, University of Applied Sciences (2021-2022)

Fréderique Struijs - Master Student, Medical Biology (2021-2022)

Fathi Ibrahim - Intern, University of Applied Sciences (2021-2022)

Laura Roosenboom - Master Student, Medical Epigenomics (2021-2022)

Lise Wubbolts - Master student, Chemistry of Life (2020-2021)

Benjamin Martin - Master Student, Université Paris  (2020-2021)

Louise van Hoof - Bachelor student, Molecular Life Sciences (2021)

Fulvio Farina - Bachelor student, Chemistry (2021)

Femke Michels - Bachelor student, Molecular Life Sciences (2021)

Pieter Verhagen - Bachelor student, Molecular Life Sciences (2021)

Ruben Kuijl - Intern, University of Applied Sciences (2020-2021)

Cong-Quan Ta - Intern, University of Applied Sciences (2020-2021)

Bart Swinkels - Bachelor student, Molecular Life Sciences (2020)

bottom of page