Renata is a Postdoc at uniQure B.V working on the GUTVIBRATIONS consortium. She has a degree in Biomedical Life Sciences from Maastricht University and did her PhD in the translational neuroscience group of Prof. Jeroen Pasterkamp at the UMC Utrecht. During this time Renata gained experience in iPSC-derived neuronal models including brain organoids. Within OrganoVIR Labs, Renata will focus on developing a Blood-Brain-Barrier and brain organoid co-culture system.
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.