Wietske van der Ent

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Phone +47 22851733
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 OSLO
Postal address Harald Løvenskiolds Vei 4a 0760 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Medicine (Student)
  • PhD completed in the Netherlands at the Leiden University Medical Center, where I developed xenograft and transgenic cancer models in zebrafish for Ewing sarcoma.
  • After completing my PhD, I went to Institut Curie in Paris. Here I continued researching Ewing sarcoma, this time worked on a post-GWAS follow-up project to determine causative SNPs for Ewing sarcoma and their role in oncogenesis.
  • In September 2018 I started my second post-doc project in the group of Camila Esguerra, where I will be working to develop a disease model in zebrafish for epilepsy caused by mutations in SNARE-complex proteins, with the aims to use these model in a large-scale drug screen.


  • Gawel, Kinga Aurelia; Langlois, Melanie; Martins, Teresa G.; van der Ent, Wietske; Tiraboschi, Ettore; Jacmin, Maxime; Crawford, Alexander Dettmar & Esguerra, Camila V. (2020). Seizing the moment: Zebrafish epilepsy models. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.  ISSN 0149-7634.  116, s 1- 20 . doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.06.010
  • Gawel, Kinga Aurelia; Turski, Waldemar A.; van der Ent, Wietske; Mathai, Benan John; Kirstein-Smardzewska, Karolina Joanna; Simonsen, Anne & Esguerra, Camila V. (2019). Phenotypic Characterization of Larval Zebrafish (Danio rerio) with Partial Knockdown of the cacna1a Gene. Molecular Neurobiology.  ISSN 0893-7648. . doi: 10.1007/s12035-019-01860-x Full text in Research Archive.
Published Oct. 3, 2018 11:44 AM - Last modified June 19, 2019 9:06 AM

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