Dr Jurgen Groet main interest is in studying Down syndrome (DS) using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models which are generated by the Nizetic/Groet research group. iPSC clones are differentiated into different cell types to do research on phenotypes of DS. Special DS phenotypes of interest are: leukaemia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and neuronal malformations.
Additionally, there is a substantial involvement in teaching which includes teaching of medical-, BSc-, and MSc students.
- Academic coordinator for the Intercalated BSc in Experimental Pathology
- Module lead in “iPSC and genome engineering”, MSc in Regenerative Medicine
- Module lead in “Experimental Neuropathology”, Intercalated BSc in Experimental Pathology
- Educational lead for BSc and MSc courses in the Centre for Genomics and Child Health