GRAL phD student
Institut de Biologie Structurale CNRS (UMR 5075)/CEA/UGA
71 AVENUE DES MARTYRS
38044 GRENOBLE CEDEX 9
Tel : 33-(0)4 57 42 86 70
I studied biology and bimolecular sciences in the Netherlands and gained a strong interest in microscopy. During my bachelor internship at the VU I characterized the behavior of fluorescent proteins (FPs) in yeast and was amazed by the diversity in photochromic behavior displayed by the FPs. In my following internships at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) I used different microscopy technics to monitor signaling along the IP3-IP3R-Ca2+ pathway and visualize complement regulation by pentraxins. My phd project is on the manipulation of the photo physical behavior of FPs to boost single particle tracking photo activated localization microscopy (sptPALM), combining my interest in FPs and love for biology.