Sander van der Laan

Sander W van der Laan


I studied at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and earned my Bachelor's degree in Biology. Following that I earned my Master's degree in Biology of Disease at the University Medical Center Utrecht of the University of Utrecht. In the mean time I also worked at a biotechnology start-up Cavadis (Utrecht, the Netherlands) which was focused on cardiovascular biomarker diagnostics development based on large-scale 'omics'-data.
This gave further inspiration to pursuit a PhD in cardiovascular genomics which you can find here and here

Bioinformatics Cardiology Computational Biology Data Science Genetics Genomics Histology Medical Genetics Molecular Biology Neurology Translational Medicine

Work details

Junior PostDoc

University Medical Center Utrecht
July 2016
Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology
My research interests include the fine-mapping of stroke and cardiovascular disease risk loci through functional genomics using microarray and sequencing technologies, high-throughput imaging, and causal inference by means of Mendelian randomisation. I am currently working on functional genomics of cardiovascular risk loci, quantitative trait loci analyses in circulating cells and atherosclerotic tissues, high-through imaging of histological slides, genome-wide association studies of putative biomarkers, and epigenetic analyses of cardiovascular disease.

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