In 2016, I completed my Bachelor’s program in Molecular Biology at the University of Applied Sciences in Leiden. Afterwards, I moved to Norway with a scholarship for Dutch students doing research abroad (VSBFonds) and got my Master’s degree in Biosciences at the University in Oslo in 2018.

I started my PhD in September 2019 at the University of Oslo. I am working at the department of Biosciences in the research groups of Rafal Ciosk and Pål Falnes. During my PhD, I will characterize novel molecular mechanisms that regulate translation with an emphasis on the role of methyltransferases in translation. I am using the nematode C. elegans as an experimental model to elucidate how methylation of translation factors affects biological processes during cold-induced stress.