Jolien Van Laere
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric cancer entity characterized by a low mutational burden, but a high frequency of chromosomal copy number alterations (CNAs).
I provide wet lab assistence for the in vitro functional characterization of novel candidate tumorsuppressor genes and dependency genes in this diseasse of which the expression levels are altered through these CNAs.
I obtained a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratory Technology (Odisee, 2010).
As of September 2008, I’m a full-time cancer research technician in the Center for Medical Genetics.
I have extensive experience in RT-qPCR, PCR, nucleic acid extraction from tissues, cell culture, functional cell assays, in vitro drug testing, lentiviral transduction, protein assays, RNA quality control and amplicon fragment analysis.