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Ilvy Geraets started her bachelor education in Biomedical Sciences (Maastricht University, 2010). For her bachelor thesis she evaluated the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activity of Ergothioneine, a substance with particularly high appearance in certain species of mushrooms (department of Toxicology, Maastricht University). After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she started her master in Biomedical Sciences (Maastricht University, transnationale Universiteit Limburg, 2013). During the first year, her junior internship focused on the role of the CCR6 chemokine receptor in acute myocardial infarction (department of Pathology, Maastricht University). For her senior internship, she took the opportunity to go abroad and joined the group of prof. J.G.R. De Mey (department of Cardiovascular and Renal Research, University of Southern Denmark; Erasmus Scholarship) where she studied the vasocrine effects of human patients’ pericardial adipose tissue. In September 2015, she started her PhD at the department of Genetics and Cell Biology under the supervision of Miranda Nabben, PhD, Joost Luiken, PhD and prof. Jan Glatz. The central topic of her research is 'Cardiac metabolism in pressure overload-induced heart failure'.