Education
2012 - 2016
PhD in Chemistry, University of Cambridge (submitted successfully – award due 2017).
2009 - 2011
Research Master Medical Biology, University of Amsterdam (MSc. diploma 2011).
2007 - 2009
Bachelor BioMedical Sciences, University of Amsterdam (BSc. diploma 2009).
2006 - 2007
Bachelor BioMedical Sciences, Utrecht University (continued in Amsterdam).
2005 - 2006
Bachelor in Fashion Design, University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) (no diploma).



Specialised courses
2013
FEBS-EMBO advanced lecture course: Biomembranes; molecular architecture, dynamics and function, Cargèse, Corsica, FR. Poster presentation
2011
Postgraduate course ‘The 3’ end of the gene’, Stockholm University, Stockholm, SE.



Publication
2014
Tark-Dame M, Jerabek H, Manders EMM, van der Wateren IM, Heermann DW, van Driel R (2014) Depletion of the Chromatin Looping Proteins CTCF and Cohesin Causes Chromatin Compaction: Insight into Chromatin Folding by Polymer Modelling. PLoS Comput Biol 10(10):e1003877. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003877



Research projects
2012 - 2016
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
PhD research in protein misfolding and aggregation. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dobson.
2012
Department of Immunology, Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm
Research topic:  Aberattions in the innate immune system and  correlation with symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia, under supervision of Prof. Dr.  Sverremark Ekström, Prof. Dr. Severinson and Dr. Bileviciute-Ljungar.
2011 - 2012
Department of Cell Biology, Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm
Research topic: The role of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodelling complex in alternative splicing, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Östlund Farrants.
2010 - 2011
Nuclear Organisation Group, SILS, University of Amsterdam
Thesis: The role of cohesin in chromatin folding in the human interphase  
nucleus, under supervision of Dr. Tark-Dame and Dr. van Driel.
2009 - 2010
Department of Medical Biochemistry, AMC, University of Amsterdam
Thesis: Role of programmed necrosis and glycosphingolipids in the   development of insulin resistance, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Verhoeven.
2009
Department of Pathology, AMC, University of Amsterdam
Thesis: Concordance of HER2 status between primary breast cancer and  
corresponding distant metastases using IHC and CISH, under supervision of Prof. Dr.  van de Vijver.



Awards
2015
Darwin College conference grant for EBSA2015 (£ 150).
2015
EBSA congres bursary for EBSA2015 (€ 400).
2013
Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung conference grant for FEBS-EMBO advanced lecture course:
Biomembranes; molecular architecture, dynamics and function (€ 400).



Conferences, meetings & symposia
2016 BBS symposium 'Protein-protein interactions, self-assembly and aggregation', Dec. 15, London, UK.
2015
Annual ‘Centre for Protein Misfolding Diseases’ meeting, Nov. 9-11, Cambridge, UK. Short talk
2015
EBSA2015, July 18-22, Dresden, DE. Short talk + Poster presentation
2014
Annual ‘Centre for Protein Misfolding Diseases’ meeting, Nov. 3-4, Cambridge, UK. Short talk
2014
Protein Structure, Protein Evolution, June 2-3, Stockholm, SE.
2014
Biophysics of Amyloids and Prions, May 25-26, Naples, IT. Poster presentation
2013 Annual ‘Centre for Protein Misfolding Disease’ meeting, Nov. 4-5, Cambridge, UK. Short talk
2013 FOM Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Veldhoven, NL.
2013
Physics of Living Matter 8, Sept. 19-20, Cambridge, UK.
2013
I held a lunch-time seminar at Darwin College, Cambridge, UK.
2013
Protein misfolding in disease: molecular processes and translational research toward therapy, April 13-17, Roscoff, FR. Poster presentation
2013
Oxford Symposium on Rare Diseases: 2013. Protein Misfolding and Aggregation, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, Oxford, UK.
2012
Molecular Chaperone Club Meeting, Dec. 17, Cambridge, UK.
2012
Annual Dobson Group meeting, Nov. 5-6, Cambridge, UK.
2012
B-cell day at Karolinska Institute, June 19, Stockholm, SE.
2012
Prion2012, May 9-12, Amsterdam, NL.
2011
PhD day Schools of Biology, Dec. 20, Stockholm University, SE.
2011
FOM Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, Oct. 3-4, Veldhoven, NL.
2011
Wenner-Gren Institute Day, Sept. 15, Stockholm, SE.
2011
‘Actin and actin-associated proteins, from genes to polysomes’, Sept. 7-10, Stockholm, SE.
2011
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences research day, June 10, Amsterdam, NL.
2011 Second ‘Physics of the Genome’ meeting, Feb. 3, Delft, NL.
2010 - 2011
Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences biophysics meetings, NL.
2010
Dutch chromatin meeting Chromo8, Oct. 26, Leiden, NL.
2010
FOM Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, Oct.4-5, Veldhoven, NL. Poster presentation