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MSCA-IF-fellowship for Giulia Campostrini

Monday, 14 October 2019

Giulia Campostrini from the Department of Anatomy and Embryology has been awarded an Individual Fellowship from the Horizon2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions programme.

Cardiomyocytes

Campostrini works in the group of Prof. Christine Mummery on cardiomyocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). "These cells are a promising human preclinical model for heart disease, but still have 'immature' characteristics that limit their application. The MSCA-IF-fellowship allows me to examine the 'signature' of more adult hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes. I use a combination of gene expression analysis, my expertise in electrophysiology and a unique 3D maturation system developed in Mummery's lab. The MSCA-IF offers a prestigious and exciting opportunity to develop and execute my own project, with the aim of enhancing our ability to model the heart in vitro."

Source: LUMC (in Dutch)

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