Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
As a research technician I support a wide array of research projects of both PhD and Postdoc researchers within our department, looking into multiple systemic autoimmune diseases and viral infection and vaccination in solid organ transplantation. In these projects we look at both cellular and humoral characteristics and compare them to clinical data, which ultimately leads to a better understanding of underlying mechanisms of a disease or helps in finding a target for therapy. This translational and inter-disciplinary research is what drives me to assist and guide where needed on the lab.
List 5 recent publications related to B-cells and antibodies
- Westra J, Brouwer E, Raveling-Eelsing E, Arends S, Eman Abdulle A, Roozendaal C, van Delft MAM, Toes REM, Trouw LA, Vissink A, de Smit MJ., Arthritis autoantibodies in individuals without rheumatoid arthritis: Follow up data from a Dutch population-based cohort (Lifelines). Rheumatology 2020 Jun 28:keaa219
- Poerwati Soetji Rahajoe, Menke de Smit, Gerbrich Schuurmans, Elisabeth Raveling‐Eelsing, Nyoman Kertia, Arjan Vissink, Johanna Westra. Increased IgA anti‐citrullinated protein antibodies in the periodontal inflammatory exudate of healthy individuals compared to rheumatoid arthritis patients. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2020 May;47(5):552-560
- Rondaan C, van der Geest KSM, Eelsing E, Boots AMH, Bos NA, Westra J, Brouwer E., Decreased Immunity to Varicella Zoster Virus in Giant Cell Arteritis. Front Immunol. 2017 Oct;8:1377
- Eelsing E, Bijzet J, Hazenberg B., Diagnostic accuracy of new indirect ELISAs for free light-chain quantification in fat tissue of patients with AL amyloidosis. Amyloid. 2017 Mar;24(sup1):46-47
Member of work package 3 and 6