Stefan Barakat of the Department of Clinical Genetics at Erasmus MC is one of twelve young researchers to receive an Early Career Award from the KNAW.
Genetics is more than just genes; this has been known for some time. But how do you find your way around the millions of pieces of DNA whose function is not yet known? Researchers at Erasmus MC took a big step in separating the wheat from the chaff during brain development.
During Lof der Geneeskunst, four researchers were awarded a fellowship. This enables them to pursue their research over the next four years. Dean Stefan Sleijfer: ‘These are the greatest research talents of Erasmus MC. Their work likely will make an impact on us and our loved ones.’
Only 40 patients worldwide are known to have Barakat-Perenthaler syndrome, a severe untreatable form of epilepsy. Four years after discovering the disease, its Rotterdam namesakes are now on the trail of a treatment.
At what age a woman reaches the menopause is partially decided by genetics. Especially genes for maintenance and repair of DNA are of importance. This has been shown by research involving scientists from Rotterdam.
Fundamental research into aging and aging diseases has taught scientists a lot about how aging works and how this process can be manipulated.
Scientists at Erasmus MC have discovered a new key player in a DNA repair process. Three players were already known. This fourth one appears to be the missing link, playing a special role in countering aging caused by DNA damage.
Erasmus MC researchers Dr. Nitika Taneja and Dr Nilhan Gunhanlar have been awarded an Incentive Grant for Women in STEM from NWO. This grant is dedicated for the sustenance of women in research and recognizes their potential in development of world-class talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).