LUMC Global has set out to stimulate international connections in (bio)medical research and education to contribute to global healthcare. Setting up several PhD projects has been one of the key elements in doing this and we’re very proud we’ve been able to set up as many as eight different PhD projects. We are now looking for a Global PhD candidate in Obstetrics in a collaborative projects with Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and UZ Leuven, Belgium.
What you’ll do
Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies, sharing one placenta with blood vessel anastomosis have a high risk of pregnancy complications. Selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR) occurs when there is unequal placenta sharing. A small placenta shares results in abnormal blood flows and less growth. The growth restricted fetus is at risk for fetal demise, and because of the anastomosis between the twins the other twin is at risk too for fetal demise or severe neurodevelopmental damage. The pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, management, and outcome of sFGR are not well-established yet.
With this unique collaboration between the LUMC, UZ Leuven, and Karolinska we aim for an important milestone in the research on sFGR. This is where you come in! You will design, execute, and coordinate the collection of data, which you will then process, analyze and interpret. You conduct literature reviews, and give written and oral reports on the outcomes of your research.
Edouard Fu, PhD student at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at the LUMC, uses big data to study the effectiveness and safety of kidney, diabetes and heart failure treatments. With a Rubicon grant from NWO, Edouard will conduct further research at Harvard Medical School over the next two years.
From the 24th till the 28th of January, the LUMC organized the Data Ethics winter school on behalf of the Eurolife consortium, an international network consisting of 9 European universities. The network focuses predominantly on biomedical sciences, but also related subjects in the field of Life Sciences & Health. We are very proud of the amazing success of the winter school and the exciting responses we’ve had from students. In this article we would like to share the experience of one of the participating students, Jonneke Bouwhuis.
On June 23rd, we organized the first LUMC Global Community Meeting on establishing successful Sino-Dutch collaborations in (bio)medical research and education.