One thing stands out about children with the rare SETD1B syndrome. More boys than girls have the disease, and boys are more severely affected. Scientist Kristina Lanko is on a quest to discover what causes this sex difference. ‘Brain cells are my favorite cells.’
Building bridges between the field of genomics and society. That is what students of the new research master Genomics in Society are being trained for. The first students will start in September 2022.
In people with the rare neurological disease ALSP, the white matter in the brain shrivels up, resulting in death. New research by Erasmus MC scientists shows what is going on: loss of microglia, the brain’s ‘cleaning cells.’
A discovery by an international group of scientists has revived a 50-year-old philosophy about the origins of hearing loss. The ‘battery of the cochlea’ appears to play an important role.
The CRISPR-Cas system is not only reserved for bacteria, unicellular organisms, and plants. CRISPR elements are also present in the human genome, in numbers as high as 12,000. This was discovered by scientists at Erasmus MC.
Molecular radiation biologist Dr. Julie Nonnekens and developmental psychologist Dr. Charlotte Cecil have both been granted a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). With the prestigious grant the young scientists of Erasmus MC can expand their research projects.
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.