I am Anne Hebert, a MSc Molecular Mechanisms of Disease student at Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). This international and small-scale degree consists of two internships. My first master internship, I completed in the group of A. Hoischen at the Human Genetics Department of the Radboudumc Nijmegen. As part of this project, I evaluated systematic assessment of de novo variants as a tool to identify potentially disease-causing variants in patients suffering from inborn errors of immunity.
Due to my strong interest in genetics and its functional implication in disease development, I joined the group of A. Reymond for my second master internship. My project here aims to identify novel causative variants of intellectual disability and functionally validating these by engineering zebrafish disease models using CRISPR/Cas9.
During my time in Lausanne (29 November 2021-July 2022), I hope to learn French, enjoy the Swiss mountains, play field hockey and ultimately graduate from my Master’s degree!