Carlemi Calitz completed a BSc in Biological Sciences at the North-West University (NWU) in 2010, followed by a Hons. BSc in Biochemistry (NWU) in 2011. She then went on to complete a PhD in Pharmaceutics in 2017.
Carlemi is currently situated in OrganoVIR Labs, Department of Medical Microbiology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers (UMC), location Academic Medical Center (AMC). Within GUTVIBRATIONS, Carlemi will be involved in the establishment of a complex in vitro gut-brain organoid model contributing to work packages 2,3,5,6 and 7, where she will focus on creating a gut epithelial-mesenchyme co-culture model.
Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC) is one of the foremost research institutions in the Netherlands and one of its largest hospitals, with 1500 staff members employed in medical research. The Amsterdam UMC research is organized in 7 themes within the AMC Research Institute, where AMC Principal Investigators (PIs) are appointed to develop their own research lines. The AMC Graduate School organizes doctorate level academic training of AMC PhD students (209 PhD rewarded in 2016). This concentration of expertise makes the center a breeding ground for fruitful scientific collaborations.