Personal Details

Dr. Joanne van Vuuren
Post Doc - Islet Biology

Phone: + 49 89-3187-49270
Building/Room: Campus Neuherberg, building 3620, room 040a


Project Description

The insulin-producing beta cells display significant heterogeneity, differing in a range of characteristics, including glucose responsiveness, proliferative capacity and susceptibility to metabolic deregulation. By using several strategies, including single cell RNA-seq, the aim is to identify novel markers that can be used to isolate the different beta cells to further investigate their functional differences and their potential use in future therapeutic strategies for diabetes


Academic and Research Activities

Since Sept. 2017Post-doctoral studies, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research, Munich, Germany.
Aug. 2012- July 2017PhD student at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, Perth, Australia. “Analyzing the role of TRIM35 in stem cell maintenance through regulation of the TGF-ß pathway.”
June 2011 - June 2012Research assistant at the School of Biomedical, Biomolecular, and Chemical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
Aug. 2008 - July 20010Master of Science (MSc.) in Biomolecular and Life Sciences at the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
2005 - 2008

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Biology at the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands


Goodall KJ, Finch-Edmondson ML, van Vuuren J, Yeoh GC, Gentle IE, Vince JE, Ekert PG, Vaux DL, Callus BA. Cycloheximide Can Induce Bax/Bak Dependent Myeloid Cell Death Independently of Multiple BH3-Only Proteins. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 2;11(11):e0164003. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164003.