Rob Vogels
Rob was PhD student in the lab from 2014 to 2016. He studied the role of microRNAs in viral infection of Drosophila. He is now a chemistry teacher.


Erika Girardi
Erika was postdoc in the lab from 2014 to 2016. She studied biogenesis and function of piRNAs in Aedes aegypti. She is now postdoc in the lab of Sebastien Pfeffer in Strasbourg, France.

IMG_3366Sarah Merkling
Sarah defended her PhD thesis ‘Resistance and tolerance to virus infection in Drosophila’ on January 2016. She moved on to study mosquito-virus interactions as a postdoc in the lab of Louis Lambrechts at Pasteur Institute.

Koen van Cleef
Koen was a postdoc in the laboratory. He studied different aspects of antiviral RNAi and identified novel inhibitors of Dengue virus. He now works as a senior scientist at AMD Animal Health.

Walter Bronkhorst20130114-171040.jpg
Walter defended his PhD thesis ‘Small RNA-based antiviral defense in insects’ on Nov 21, 2015. He now studies small regulatory RNAs as a postdoc in the lab of Rene Ketting at the Institute for Molecular Biology in Mainz, Germany, funded by an EMBO long-term fellowship.

Joël and his favorite Schneider's beer @ Café Jos !

Joël van Mierlo
Joël was the first PhD student to join the lab. On Jan 10, 2014, he defended his thesis ‘Viral suppression of antiviral RNAi in insects’. He is now a senior scientist at Micreos Food Safety.

Minh Nguyen
Minh joined our lab as a MSc student for an internship from Jan – July 2009. After her graduation, she joined us again for a few months (April 2011 – July 2011). She is now a PhD student at the dept. of Human Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.

BSc and MSc Students

Rebecca Halbach, Univ. Hamburg, Germany, 2016 (currently PhD student in the group).
Lotte Tholen, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease – Radboud University, 2016.
Elske Bijvank, Biomedical Sciences – Radboud University, 2015.
Suzanne Huntink, Molecular Life Sciences – Radboud University, 2015.
Joep Joosten, Biomedical Sciences – Radboud University, 2014 (currently PhD student in the group).
Kyra Hermanns, Univ. Bonn, Germany, 2014.
Fabienne Cremers, Medical Biology, Radboud University, 2014.
Jeroen Sandker, HLO Saxion, Feb 2014 – June 2014
Jenni Marjankangas
, Univ. Jyvaskyla, Finnland, May 2013 – Sept 2013  
Susan Schuster
, Mol Mech of Disease, Radboud University, Feb – Sept 2013 (currently PhD student in the lab)
Daan Arends
, Medical Biology – Radboud University, Feb – June 2013 
Inge Smeets
Medical Biology – Radboud University, Nov 2012 – June 2013
Michael Thomassen
, Medical Biology – Radboud University, Oct 2012 – May 2013
Linette Bildermann, Deventer Saxion Hogeschool, Sept 2012 – Feb 2013
Anne Toonen, HAN Hogeschool, Sept 2012 – Jan 2013
Victoria Horns, Medical Biology-Radboud University, Sept 2010 – juni 2011
Marco Heestermans, Medical Biology-Radboud University, Jan 2010 – Aug 2010
Marius van den Beek, Medical Biology-Radboud University, Sept 2009-July 2010
Anna-Lisa Krieb, Medical Biology-Radboud University, Jan 2009- July 2009
Minh Nguyen, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Radboud University, Jan 2009-July 2009
Jeanine Spencer, HAN Hogeschool, Sept 2008-Jan 2009