On 08 November 2015;
Arwa Kohela, MSA Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Biotechnology, has obtained her Master's degree with the highest Dutch honor; the "cum laude" degree. Ms. Kohela studied at the number one ranked Dutch Masters programme, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease at Radboud University , in the Netherlands with a 2-year fully-funded scholarship.
She also performed two internships; the first within the group of Dr. Harry Dolstra in the Hematology department at the Radboud university Medical Center (Radboudumc). There, the group worked on using stem cells as an immunotherapy against leukaemia and multiple myeloma to completely eliminate cancer cells after chemotherapy and we published our data in the International Journal: Stem Cells and Development.
The second internship was at the Hubrecht Institute in the group of Dr. Eva van Rooij. The group worked on elucidating the mechanisms underlying cardiac dysfunction and identified the role of a novel gene during heart failure progression.The research data will be published soon in international scientific journals.