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PhD Student Interviews

Here you will find all interviews with NCOH PhD students. The One Health PACT PhD-students also belong to the group of NCOH PhD students. They can be found on the website of OHPACT.

Interview: ‘We need to understand how zoonotic spill-over events occur’

Anna Mykytyn is developing new methods to study the way antibodies neutralize viruses to understand how viruses enter the body.

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Interview: ‘A single nanobody could help us combat future viral outbreaks’

Iris Swart’s research focusses on llama-derived nanobodies – no, really. Specifically cross-reactive nanobodies, that target multiple viruses. They could be important to help make the world more pandemic-prepared.

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Interview: ‘I found my sweet spot’

Initially looking at a career in drug development, Remy Muts’ interest in fundamental research finally brought him to where he is now: researching the complement system to find a possible therapeutic application.

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Interview: ‘The amount of data transferred by viruses could be the biggest collection of data in the world’

Combining her knowledge of viruses and data, Ling-Yi Wu is developing computational pipelines that biologists can use to study viruses and microbes.

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Interview: ‘I value that my research has social relevance’

Jesse Kerkvliet, a bio-computer scientist, likes working with interesting model systems, but also thinks it’s important his research aims at solving real world problems.

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Interview: ‘The experiments surprise me almost every time’

Using large, cooled magnets, Maik Derks is studying how antibiotics bind to molecules in bacteria.

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Interview: ‘Fungal infections are a bit neglected’

There’s a lot to do in fungi research. Jacq de Neer is studying ways to block an enzyme some pathogenic fungi use to break down nutrients, as a way to combat them.

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Interview: ‘The coronavirus pandemic emphasized the importance of my research’

To fight current and future pandemics more effectively, Mirte Pascha closely studies the influenza virus. The corona pandemic underlines the importance of her work.

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