Mathilde Vermeer received her master degree in Biology at the University of Groningen, majoring in Biomedical Sciences. In October 2014, she began working as a PhD-candidate at the Experimental Cardiology department of the UMCG, under the supervision of prof. dr. Peter van der Meer (cardiology, UMCG) and dr. Maria C. Bolling (dermatology, UMCG). This research was supported by the HFSP Young Investigator grant and Vlinderkind foundation.
Mathilde is finishing her thesis regarding the investigation of known and novel genes involved in cardio-cutaneous syndromes. This research was founded together with collaborator dr. Adam W. Feinberg (Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering department, CMU, Pittsburgh).
Stem cell models to unravel the susceptibility and resilience to develop heart failure