I’m Abel Nijkerk, and I’m a master student Biomedical Sciences at Leiden University. Since February 2020, I’ve been conducting my internship here at the Neuro-D Lab Leiden under David Parfitt‘s supervision. One of the group’s main research lines is the development of an AON for Huntington’s Disease. The group’s been using different models to test […]
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 […]
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 […]