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MAIKE HANSEN, PHD

Assistant Professor in 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.

Teaching:

MOL-165 Biochemistry II

MOL-128 Essentials of Biochemistry Lab

MOL-129 Biochemistry Lab 

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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.  

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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.

Pieter Verhagen

Master Student

(Chemistry of Life)

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Laura Roosenboom

Master Student

(Medical Epigenomics)

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Fathi Ibrahim

Intern

(University of Applied Sciences)

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Fréderique Struijs

Master Student

(Medical Biology)

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Yoanna Petrova

Intern

(University of Applied Sciences)

Christin Wassermann

Erasmus Master Student

(Medical-Biological Chemistry)

Former lab members:

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)