Anne (A. S. M.) Cornelissen



BSc Medical Biology (Radboud University Nijmegen), MSc Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Research interests

Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are multipotent stem cells that can be derived from various adult and fetal tissues. Characteristics of MSC are their multilineage differentiation (towards bone, cartilage and adipose tissue) and their immune modulatory capacities, which makes these cells suitable for cellular therapies. MSC comprise a very heterogeneous cell population. Currently this population is poorly defined by the expression of certain CD-markers. My project will focus on the immune modulatory effects (of different subsets) of MSC and their migratory capacities.


  • Flow cytometry
  • Cell culturing
  • Cloning
  • qPCR
  • Western blotting
  • Confocal microscopy and live cell imaging
  • Migration assays


2012-present PhD student at the Hematopoiesis department, Sanquin Research and Landsteiner Laboratory, Amsterdam
2012 Traineeship at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, Cambridge, UK
Title: Investigating the effect of Oct4 knock-down in the exit from the ground state
2011 Traineeship at the Cell Biology department, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen
Title: Stable interactions between cytotoxic T lymphocytes and their target cells do not seem necessary for proper signaling and killing
2010-2012 MSc degree in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Radboud University Nijmegen
2010 Traineeship at the Pathology department, Radboud University Nijmegen
Title: Microsatellite instability in colorectal cancers from patients with Colitis Ulcerosa or Crohn's disease
2007-2010 BSc in Medical Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen

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