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prof. dr. E.A. (Eddy) van der Zee

prof. dr. E.A. (Eddy) van der Zee

As of today (June 22, 2022), we are looking for a master student interested in working with dietary interventions in mice. So, if you are in need of a project, let us know by dropping us an email:  e.a.van.der.zee or e.van.der.goot

Here is a brief description:

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disease in the liver leading to very high levels of the amino acid Phenylalanine (Phe) in blood and brain. This has major consequences for brain functioning due to the toxic effect of Phe but also due to a generally disturbed neurotransmitter and protein synthesis in brain cells. Untreated, this disorder therefore leads to severe intellectual disability and mood disorders. Severe dietary Phe restriction has been shown to be able to prevent the most severe symptoms, but this has a strong impact on quality of life. Moreover, it has been shown that inconsistencies in neurocognitive, psychosocial and metabolic consequences of PKU remain, despite treatment. The coming months we will work on examining whether additional dietary supplements can improve biochemical outcomes of treatment in our PKU mouse model. If you would like to join our studies, please send an e-mail. 

Best Regrads,

Els van der Goot & Eddy van der Zee

Laatst gewijzigd:25 juni 2022 17:05