Name: Jo Vanoevelen

Address: Universiteitssingel 50
Room number: 5.146
Telephone number: ++31 43 388 2982
Job description:


Master of Biology; UHasselt/K.U.Leuven; 1995-1999\
PhD Medical Sciences: K.U.Leuven: 2000-2004
‘Role of SPCA-type Ca2+ ATPases in intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis'
Laboratory of Cellular Transport Systems, K.U.Leuven
Promotors: Prof. L. Raeymaekers and Prof. F. Wuytack

Postdoctoral research  
Laboratory of Cellular Transport Systems, K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell research, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Research Interests

After receiving extensive training in molecular cell biology, studying intracellular calcium-transport ATPases, I became interested in model systems. This urged me to do a postdoc at the Hubrecht Institute (Utrecht) where I participated in a forward genetic screen using the zebrafish as a model system to elucidate the genetics of bone development. Currently, at the Clinical Genomics section, I am implementing the zebrafish as a model system to study genetic variants, found in patients with mitochondrial dysfunction. These variants are being identified using whole-exome sequencing using the illumina HiSeq2000 platform. 

Zebrafish genetics
Next-Generation Sequencing
Mitochondrial biology
Molecular Cell Biology