Ilja started her 2-year master Molecular Life Sciences with a specialization in bioinformatics in 2015 at the Radboud University (The Netherlands). Her first research internship was at the Comparative Genomics group of the Radboud University where she, under supervision of Martijn Huynen, made a computational tool that prioritizes genes based on human phenotypes.
Ilja will do her second research internship in the Ettema lab, where her supervisor Anja Spang will guide her through her first encounter with microbial evolution. The project is about using molecular phylogenomics to identify and taxonomically assign the specific DPANNs from the Loki’s Castle samples.
Welcome and good luck Ilja!