Written by: Elsa Kuijper “Good morning, good afternoon, good evening to you all!” – that’s how most of the presentations start at an international conference nowadays. Joining the virtual meetings from home at different parts of the world, an early morning meeting for one can be during the night for the other. In the beginning […]
The SCAsource website is a website on which information about SCAs and related ataxia diseases is written in easy language by SCA scientists. This way, they want to make this information accessible for ataxia patients and families. Since this year they have a topic in which labs that do research on ataxia diseases can introduce […]
On Friday November 13, we had a very successful, fully online Dutch HD research symposium November, organized by Harrie Kampinga and Greetje Noppert from the University Medical Center in Groningen. Before lunch we were updated on aggregation propensities of the mutant huntingtin protein by presentations from submitted abstracts from Mark van der Klok (RUG) using […]
Please support the AFM Telethon fund raising. Each year, the AFM Telethon funds hundreds of researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral students. This year, the Telethon is threatened. Due to the health crisis and the confinement, thousands of events organized by volunteers will not be able to take place. These events represent more than 40% of the […]
On wednesday 24th of June, we organised a brainstorm teambuilding day with the whole group. A day to discover what things go well and what things can be better. We rented a nice conference room somewhere in Leiden and discussed our work in several ways. We made use of a test to determine the group […]
The past two months have really been a roller coaster ride. Having all the labs shut down felt very surreal, and not something I accounted for while planning the final year of my PhD. Luckily, I have been allowed to come into the lab every morning to keep long-term studies with iPSCs ongoing, but coming […]
Because of the new coronavirus the LUMC took measures to prevent spreading of the virus. Many people are working from home because of these measures. For me it means that I am working from home as much as I can. Because my mouse experiments take 18 months I am allowed to go to lab. We […]
The Duchenne Parent Project visited Willeke van Roon-Mom and Annemieke Aartsma-Rus at the LUMC to talk about the Dutch Center for RNA Therapeutics that started in March this year. In the movie you will learn what the purpose of this center is and you can also see how our lab looks!
Willeke tells in this (Dutch) video about the impact that the corona crisis has on our group, since most of us are working from home now. And what to do when we can start up the lab work again?
Suddenly there was the new virus that has the whole world in it’s control. In our lab only crucial experiments can continue. Others needed to be stopped for now. Most of our group members are now working from home. For me, Linda, this means sitting behind my laptop where I normally run around in the […]