I joined the Princess Máxima Center as a basic researcher and pediatrician in training in June 2018. My primary research interest lies in understanding the molecular biology of pediatric soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and to use that knowledge to develop new treatment options for patients suffering from these tumors. To this end, I study establishment procedures for novel preclinical models of pediatrist STS (i.e., tumor organoid models) as well as bulk and single-cell genomics of these tumors. I am furthermore member of the molecular tumor board of the Dutch iTHER as well as the German INFORM pediatric precision medicine trial.
My hobbies include sports (running, bootcamp) and gaming (board games, tabletop role-playing games, video games). I am the proud father of a boy and a girl.
My name is Nadia Anderson, a research technician in the Drost group since March 2023. I process pediatric soft tissue sarcomas and establish tumoroid models. Besides, I work on several projects with the focus on non-rhabdomyoma soft-tissue sarcomas (NRSTS) and rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS).
If I am not in the lab, I am probably on the ice since I am doing synchronized skating. We skate with a group of 16 girls and have national and international competitions.