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In 2017, Lena obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. She performed her Bachelor thesis with the title ‘Investigation of the interaction surface between the SNARE protein Tlg2 and its adaptor Ent5 related to the clathrin-mediated vesicle transport in yeast’ at the department Chemistry - Biochemistry III. In 2019, Lena graduated of her Master Biomedical Engineering (Track Bionanotechnology) at the University of Twente. She conducted her Master thesis entitled ‘Immunomodulation as an emerging therapeutic target – screening of small molecules for the treatment of multidrug resistant infections’ at the Liver Lab group (now Translational Liver Research). During her Master’s, she performed an internship of 4 months at the Viral Hepatitis Research group at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden with focus on immunotherapies for chronic, viral infections. Currently, she is continuing to work on the Master’s project in cooperation with the company Synovo and the Medisch Spectrum Twente hospital as research assistant in the Translational Liver Research group in which she is also involved in liver disease-related research and in vivo studies.
Lena is part of the ‘Targeted (nano)therapeutics/(nano)theranostics for diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases’ research topic within the Translational Liver Research group. She is working on the investigation of novel therapeutics regarding multi-drug resistant infections, that involves indirect targeting mechanisms via triggered host immune responses. Furthermore, she focuses on the investigation of potential therapeutic targets regarding fatty liver diseases.