CARIM Talent Fellowship – Robin Verjans
Last year CARIM has introduced the CARIM Talent Fellowship, a grant to support a talented CARIM PhD student. The fellowship has been designed to fund an ambitious, innovative, and international one-year Post-doctoral project. As part of the grant the post-doc is expected to go abroad to gain international experience with high-impact collaborators. Eventually the fellowship will support top CARIM talent and keep them connected to our institute.
The winner of this year's CARIM Talent Fellowship is Robin Verjans (Department of Cardiology). He will start a collaboration with Prof. Mauro Giacca at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste Italy. The project will study the regulatory function of miRNAs in cardiomyocyte cell cycle activity during cardiac stress. The latest techniques to modulate RNA expression and to determine cardiomyocyte cell cycle activity will be used to achieve this goal.