Anke Wesselius, PhD
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
T: (+31) (0)43 3881274
Anke Wesselius, PhD (1981) was born in Kerkrade. After completing secondary school at the ‘Katholieke Gymnasium Rolduc’ in Kerkrade, she started the bachelor’s program ‘Biomedical Science’ at the Radboud University Nijmegen. After having received her bachelor’s degree in 2004, she enrolled in the master programme of ‘Biomedical Science’. During her masters she did majors: ‘Epidemiology’ and ‘Pathobiology’. For her epidemiology thesis, Anke wrote on the consumption of fruit and vegetables and bladder cancer risk and for her pathobiology thesis, she co-authored an article entitled ‘Promotor 2-1025 T/C polymorphism in the RUNX2 gene in association with femoral neck BMD in Spanish postmenopausal women’. After graduating in 2006, she was appointed as a junior researcher at TNO (a Dutch acronym for applied scientific knowledge) Quality of life in Zeist. After one year Anke decided she would like to pursue a PhD in the field of genetic epidemiology.
From 2008 to 2012, she was employed as a PhD student in the department of Epidemiology at Maastricht University, where she has been working on a project entitled ‘Purinergic genetics in Osteoporosis’ and completed a research visit to both the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the University of Melbourne (Australia). Currently, Anke is working as a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Complex Genetics at Maastricht University.