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Sophie COENEN

PhD Student - MSc, PhD Student

Biography

Sophie is Master student

Promotor: Willem Staels
Co-Promotor: Nico De Leu
Supervisor: Annelore Van Mulders

In June 2020, I obtained my bachelor in Biomedical Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Currently, I am finishing my master in Biomedical Research and am writing my master thesis at the BENE lab. During this one-year internship, I study iron metabolism in pancreatic islet cells by chemical modulation of iron import, storage, and export. After graduating, I plan on staying at the BENE lab as a PhD student to study the role of Neurogenin3 in delta cells and beta cell regeneration. Outside the lab, I coach synchronized swimmers who compete at a (inter)national level. In my free time I like to go on walks with my dogs, spend time with my family, and go to the movies.