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Veerle Brans

DPhil Student (3rd Year) - DTC for Biomedical Imaging

Academic backgroundVeerle Brans

In 2017, Veerle graduated cum laude from the VU University in Amsterdam with a BSc in Medical Natural Sciences, specialising in Biomedical Imaging. Her final research project regarded The application of Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) in quantifying binding kinetics of intercalators to optically manipulated DNA, under the supervision of Dr Iddo Heller and Dr Freek Ariese.

Veerle subsequently joined the Oxford-Nottingham Biomedical Imaging (EPSRC and MRC) Centre for Doctoral Training, where she underwent various interdisciplinary taught courses and two three-month research rotation projects. Veerle completed her first project on Monitoring the RpoS-mediated stringent response at the single-molecule level in E. coli using a combination of single-molecule fluorescence (PALM) and single-particle tracking, under the supervision of Prof Achillefs Kapanidis and Dr Stephan Uphoff. In her second rotation project, Veerle joined the BUBBL group under the supervision of Prof Eleanor Stride, where she focussed on Ultrasound-mediated transient opening of the blood-brain barrier in vitro using lysophosphatidylcholine for imaging and therapeutic monitoring. For her PhD project, she’s currently working on the the use of Quantitative advanced fluorescence microscopy to investigate the role of microbubble-cell membrane interactions in immunomodulation, under the supervision of Prof Eleanor Stride and Dr Erdinc Sezgin. 



Phone: +44(0)7472840088

Address: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford OX3 7DQ