Dr. Kerensa Broersen

Associate Professor

Dr. Kerensa Broersen is working in the Applied Stem Cell Technologies group as an associate professor where she is head a subgroup of researchers interested in the biochemical and cell biological aspects of the brain. She was trained as a biochemist and obtained a PhD in food chemistry from Wageningen University in The Netherlands. After this she moved to the Medical Research Council – Laboratory of Molecular Biology to work for two years as a postdoc with Bazbek Davletov and Michel Goedert on the aggregation of alpha-synuclein, a protein involved in Parkinson’s disease, as a function of a number of membrane-enriched fatty acids. She worked for three and a half years, first as a postdoc, later as an assistant professor, in the Switch Laboratory, headed by Frederic Rousseau and Joost Schymkowitz, at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB). Since 2011, she worked in the Nanobiophysics Group at the Science and Technology faculty at the University of Twente. This group was first headed by Vinod Subramaniam and since 2013 by Mireille Claessens. Since 2019, she is a member of the Applied Stem Cell Technologies group headed by Robert Passier.