Jolien Van Laere

CRIG member
Jolien Van Laere

technician - Lab for paediatric oncogenomics, Center for Medical Genetics  (UGent)
Principal investigator: prof. Panos Ntziachristos (PhD)


Research focus

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. 

Contact & links

  • Lab address: Center for Medical Genetics Ghent (CMGG), Medical Research Building 1 (MRB1), campus UZ Gent, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Speleman lab 
  • Center for Medical Genetics Ghent 
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  • Jolien Van Laere is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks