Marie Coussens successfully defended her PhD entitled ‘Muscle and bone parameters in individuals with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Osteogenesis imperfecta’ on October 11th, supervised by Prof. Dr. Patrick Calders, Prof. Dr. Fransiska Malfait, and Dr. Lies Rombaut. Congratulations Dr. Coussens!
Marlies Colman successfully defended her PhD entitled ‘Unexplored clinical and molecular consequences of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes’ on September 27th, supervised by Prof. Dr. Fransiska Malfait, Dr. Delfien Syx and Prof. Dr. Jessica Van Oosterwijck. Congratulations Dr. Colman! Marlies will continue her training to become a rheumatologist.
Our collaborator Prof. Dr. Federico Forneris presented his exciting research in a ‘Meet The PhD Jury’ seminar on September 27th. His talk focussed on ‘The molecular and functional diversity of human collagen lysine post-translational modification enzymes’.
Our team in action during the Symposium: Genetically Defined EDS: Strategies and Solutions for Unmet Needs,
at the beautiful Poortackere Monasterium in Ghent, Belgium (August 2023)
Presenting our work, meeting colleagues, and enjoying lobster at the Gordon Research Conference on Collagen, Colby -Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, July 2023.
Our team will be presenting at The Ehlers Danlos Society about Genetically Defined EDS: Strategies & Solutions for Unmet Needs. This conference takes place in Ghent from on the 30th and 31st of August.
Our team will be presenting at the Collagen Gordon Research Seminar, where Delfien is chair, and at the Collagen Gordon Research Conference. This takes place from the 8th till the 14th of July at the Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, USA.
Delfien received a research grant for young researchers from Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation for Neurosciences for her project "Zebrafish as a model to study pain in Ehlers-Danlos syndromes". She received it out of the hands of Her Royal Highness Princes Astrid during the academic session in the Royal Palace in Brussels.