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Ilona Bruinsma

Ilona Bruinsma has been working in our lab since 2006, first as a PhD student (thesis: "Amyloidogenic proteins in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease: interaction with chaperones and inflammation", date of thesis defense Sept. 21, 2011) and since 2010 as a postdoc. During her PhD she focused on the aggregation properties of the amyloïd-β protein and the α-synuclein protein. Furthermore, she studied the interaction of these proteins with other (macro)molecules. Her current research is focused on the role of microRNAs in the pathology of multiple sclerosis (MS). In addition, she studies the potential of microRNAs as a disease marker and a novel therapeutic target in MS.

Main areas of interest: Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid β protein, Parkinson’s disease, α-synuclein protein, Multiple Sclerosis, microRNAs