Indira Vonhogen

After finishing high school on the island of Curaçao in 2009, Indira moved to Maastricht where she studied Biomedical sciences with a specialization in Molecular life science at Maastricht University from which she received her bachelor of science in 2012. After this she got admitted to the physician- clinical investigator master program from which she graduated with a Master of Science in Medicine and clinical Research in 2016.

As a young investigator Indira was always fascinated by the field of epigenetics and performed a voluntary internship in 2010 at the department of Pathology where she worked on breastcancer epigenetics and mastered techniques such as cell culture, methylation sensitive PCR, Q-PCR, ELIZA, XTT-essay, DNA and RNA isolation. In 2012 she performed stereological histological studies at the department of Mental Health and Neuroscience where she analyzed DNA methylation patterns in Alzheimer mice.
During her Master she performed in-vitro studies by means of QPCR on the preterm gut in an animal model for chorioamnionitis during a mandatory research orientation at the department of Pediatrics.
As her final internship of her master program she performed histological analyses of the placenta in which she analyzed the placental maturity at the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the department of Embryology and Anatomy.
She is currently working on a project within the Queen of Hearts study led by Dr. Chahinda Ghossein, which is a joint project from the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Experimental Cardiology.