In August 2020, I started working as research technician in the T cell regulation research group led by Ramon Arens. My research aims to develop synthetic peptide and DNA-based vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic. I use molecular and cellular techniques in vitro and in vivo to decipher the humoral and cell-mediated immune response elicited by the vaccine.
In 2016, I started at the University of Applied Science in Leiden. During my Bachelor, I did a 9 month internsip at the Erasmus MC at the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the group of Andre Boonstra. In August 2020, after I finished my Bachelor degree, I joined the Immunology department at the LUMC in the group of Ramon Arens as a research technician for the SARS-CoV-2 projects.