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Jitske Bak group

Bak, Jitske

Jitske Bak

Ph.D. student

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I graduated for my master's degree in Molecular Life Sciences at the Radboud University. During this degree I got extensive training in protein biochemistry and structural biology with cryo-electron microscopy.

Now at the NKI and in collaboration with Geert Kops at the Hubrecht Institute, I am excited to use these and other techniques to study how cells transition from metaphase to anaphase during cell division. Specifically I am interested in determining the structure and molecular mechanisms of kinetochore-associated proteins that play an essential role in this transition. These findings are important because kinetochore-regulated chromosome segregation is often mis-regulated in cancers.

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