29 April 2021 from 16:00 to 17:00

Career Services: Life Sciences Career Webinar (Online)

During the Life Sciences Career webinars, (young) alumni who work in different jobs at different organizations, will tell you more about their work. Get to know how it is like to work at a pharmaceutical company, at a non-profit organization or within academia. This webinar will start of with a short introduction, after which two alumni will give a presentation about their career and the choices they made. You have the possibility to ask all your questions beforehand or during the webinar by chat.

Programme in short

16:00     Start and introduction
16:05     Alumnus 1: Lieke van de Haar
16:20     Q&A
16:30     Alumnus 2
16:45     Q&A
16:55     Closure

Lieke van de Haar, MSc.
Lieke van de Haar

Master’s programme: Neuroscience and Cognition
Current position: PhD candidate at University Medical Center Utrecht

Lieke studied Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University. During her Master’s Neuroscience and Cognition she performed research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Here, she studied the micro-environment of brain tumors. In 2017 she started a PhD at the department of Translational Neuroscience at the UMC Utrecht. Here, she specialized in embryonic mouse brain development. She is specifically interested in how neurons mature and form connections with the rest of the brain. At the moment she is finishing her PhD and orientating on future career opportunities. Lieke can discuss with you what it is like to do research abroad and what it entails to do a PhD.

Nila Servaas, MSc.
Nila Servaas

Master’s programme: Drug Innovation.
Current Position : PhD in the computational biology and systems immunology (CoSI) group at the UMC.

Hi! My name is Nila Servaas and I’m currently finishing up my PhD in the computational biology and systems immunology (CoSI) group at the UMC Utrecht. I finished my master Drug Innovation in 2017, during which I worked on studying immune cells in autoimmune disease. My background is in molecular biology, and although I always thought I was purely a “wet lab biologist”, I discovered that bioinformatics is actually also a pretty cool field. During my PhD, I developed a strong interest for studying complex disease phenotypes on a systems biology level, especially in the context of immunology. I am intrigued by the complexity of gene regulatory mechanisms and I love being at the crossroads of the wet lab/dry lab to study the immune system from different angles. During the career webinar on the 29th of April, I am happy to tell you more about life as a PhD student, my switch to bioinformatics, and my experiences working in a multidisciplinary research team.

Start date and time
29 April 2021 16:00
End date and time
29 April 2021 17:00
Entrance fee
Free of charge