Annemiek van Berkel
Annemiek van Berkel is a PhD candidate in the group of Matthijs Verhage. Her research investigates which essential roles the MUNC18-1 protein has in nerve cells. Moreover, she studies how mutations in the STXBP1 gene affect functioning of nerve cells and how this can result in the symptoms experienced by STXBP1-E patients. To study this, she uses a wide range of molecular and cellular lab techniques, such as live-cell imaging. Annemiek is involved in setting up the STXBP1 information center.