Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, lipid metabolism, inflammation, macrophages, lysosomes, cancer, cardiovascular disease
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6200 MD Maastricht
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Yvonne Oligschläger (1987) studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht from 2006-2009, during which she worked at the department of Cancer Genetics, Università degli Studi di Turino (Candiolo, Italy). From 2009 to 2011, she studied her Master’s degree at Maastricht University, during which she worked at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. From 2011 to 2015, she did her PhD at Maastricht University within the department of Molecular Genetics, with Dietbert Neumann, PhD and prof. Jan Glatz, where she studied the physiological role of the key metabolic enzyme AMP-activated protein kinase in the context of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. During this period, she presented her work at several national and international conferences. In 2013, she received the Best Oral Presentation at the 1st European AMPK Workshop, and in 2014, she was awarded an Early Investigator Commendation by the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism. In October 2015, she joined the group of prof. Ronit Shiri-Sverdlov as a postdoc, where she is performing high-quality translational research mainly in the fields of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. She is also actively involved in both management and educational tasks, including manuscript and grant writing, (animal) ethical committee approval writing, organization of the 2nd European Fatty Liver Conference 2018, student mentoring, tutoring and supervision, and co-coordination BBS2041 in Bachelor Biomedical Sciences. Furthermore, she was recently awarded the CVON RECONNECT Young Talent Program Fellowship.