Edith De Bruycker
Doctoral fellow – Nanobody lab (VIB-Ugent Center for Medical Biotechnology, UGent)
Doctoral fellow - Center for Medical Genetics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Biomolecular Medicine, UGent)
Principal Investigator: prof. Jan Gettemans (PhD) & prof. Elfride De Baere
Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) cover a diverse group of monogenic disorders characterized by gradual vision loss. In over fifty percent of all cases, the disorder can be diagnosed, which allows for therapeutic interventions. However, for several subtypes (e.g. dominant-negative effect) the established therapies are not effective.
My research project focuses on characterizing one of the factors causing such an IRD. So that alternative therapeutic approaches can be exploited using Antisense Oligonucleotides (ASOs) and the innovative nanobody-technology.
Contact & links
- Lab address: Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 75, Gent