Young PhD candidates discuss their lives, their research, and their passions on facesofscience.nl. Joining them this week is UM PhD candidate Marieke Rienks (CARIM Dept. of Cardiology), who is currently conducting research on heart failure: ‘How can you repair a damaged heart and keep it pumping?’ Marieke and the other faces give us a taste of what it’s like to work with science via film clips, blog posts, and articles.
The website, which currently has twenty participants, was launched last summer. Over the next few months, three new Faces of Science will be added. All of these faces were nominated and selected by members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and De Jonge Akademie. They will continue to blog until a few months after they graduate.
Marieke Rienks is a physician-researcher in experimental cardiology. She is researching heart damage, which could lead to infection and heart failure. Marieke is studying the mechanisms of the immune system in the hopes of finding out why it can heal the heart in some cases, and make it sicker in others. To find answers, she is researching the proteins responsible for inflammation.
Click here for Marieke’s video montage, profile, and first blog post.
Faces of Science is a project by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and De Jonge Akademie, in collaboration with Kennislink.