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Irene Paassen

PhD student

I am Irene, PhD student in the Drost group since August 2019. I am working on the establishment of patient-derived ATRT tumoroid development and unravelling subtype-specific differences between the distinct subtypes of malignant rhabdoid tumor. We aim to study the heterogeneity within and between rhabdoid samples implementing various techniques such as single-cell RNA+ATAC sequencing, lentiviral-based gene perturbation or high throughput drug screenings.

If I am not running around in the lab, you will probably find me running around Utrecht, the forest or on the athletics track. When not running around outside, you will find me hanging around in the climbing gym in Utrecht or enjoying a craft beer in one of the many pubs in Utrecht.