Online Life Sciences Career Event
webinar with alumni who will tell you more about their jobs
During the Life Sciences Career Event 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.
|16:00||Start and introduction|
|16:05||Maureen Galmes-Spit, PhD|
About Maureen Galmes-Spit
- Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences, UU
- Master in Cancer, Genomics and Developmental Biology (CGDB), UU (Now: Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology (CS&D))
- PhD at the Dept. Cell Biology, UMCU
- Current position as Assistant Professor transitioning from academia towards pharmaceutical industry as Project PI of a startup company, UMCU.
After more than 10 years in academia (PhD in Cell Biology and 2 postdocs focused on regulation of signaling in cancer), I have recently changed career to help set up a startup company that develops a novel cancer treatment method.
I have always been interested in how the cells in our body communicate with each other and especially in learning what goes wrong in cancer. During my career, I have focused on signal transduction and cell biology and wanted to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms at the basis of disease, and more specifically cancer. Thus, I have always performed very fundamental science, and now I’m actually utilizing this fundamental knowledge to a more applied and translational goal to develop a novel treatment method for cancer patients.
Although I’m afraid I don’t have any
golden rule or advice, I’m happy to share my career path and experiences on Nov 24th.