Hanneke Verstappen
PhD student at Eberhard- Karls University Tübingen, Germany
Hanneke holds a bachelor in Physiotherapy and a research master in Human Movement Sciences, which she both obtained in the Netherlands. During her master she investigated the effect of RGD-functionalized supported lipid bilayers on osteoprogenitor adhesion and differentiation at the Department of Oral Cell Biology from the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After her graduation she was involved in research into the mechanical properties of nuclei from bone cells. Because of her interest rheumatic diseases and drive to contribute to improving care for patients through research, she joined the ArthritisHeal consortium in February 2020. She is ESR in the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany, under supervision of Prof. Dr. med. Mirakaj. Prof. Mirakaj´s laboratory is specialized in inflammation-resolution programs and tissue regeneration in specific severe intensive care diseases such as Sepsis, ARDS, Liver I/R Injury. Hanneke’s project focuses on the investigation of resolution programs in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.