ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-160804-4
Chrispijn, Naomi
Email: n.chrispijn@science.ru.nl
URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naomi-chrispijn
Affiliation: Kamminga Lab
Address: Radboud University, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Geert Grooteplein 26-28, 6525GA Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Country: Netherlands
Phone: +31(0)24 3613988
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0036-7665

I am currently a last-year PhD candidate in the group of Dr. Leonie Kamminga, in the department Molecular Biology headed by Prof. Henk Stunnenberg at the Radboud University/Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (Nijmegen, The Netherlands).

My research aims to unravel the epigenetic mechanism by which Polycomb Group Proteins (PcGs) function during early development. For this, I use zebrafish embryos to study tissue specification and maintenance.

After my Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences , I chose the research Masters Cancer Genomics & Developmental Biology at Utrecht University. During my Masters I worked on genomic stability, lymphangiogenesis, and epigenetics, by doing internships at the Utrecht University, Hubrecht Institute, and Utrecht University Medical Center. These research positions triggered me to pursue a career in academia and I started my PhD in which epigenetics and in vivo imaging come together.

Rougeot, J., Chrispijn, N.D., Aben, M., Elurbe, D.M., Andralojc, K.M., Murphy, P.J., Jansen, P.W.T.C., Vermeulen, M., Cairns, B.R., Kamminga, L.M. (2019) Maintenance of spatial gene expression by Polycomb-mediated repression after formation of a vertebrate body plan. Development (Cambridge, England). 146(19):
Chrispijn, N.D., Elurbe, D.M., Mickoleit, M., Aben, M., de Bakker, D.E.M., Andralojc, K.M., Huisken, J., Bakkers, J., Kamminga, L.M. (2019) Loss of the Polycomb group protein Rnf2 results in derepression of tbx-transcription factors and defects in embryonic and cardiac development. Scientific Reports. 9:4327
Chrispijn, N.D., Andralojc, K.M., Castenmiller, C., Kamminga, L.M. (2018) Gene expression profile of a selection of Polycomb Group genes during zebrafish embryonic and germ line development. PLoS One. 13:e0200316
San, B., Chrispijn, N.D., Wittkopp, N., van Heeringen, S.J., Lagendijk, A.K., Aben, M., Bakkers, J., Ketting, R.F., Kamminga, L.M. (2016) Normal formation of a vertebrate body plan and loss of tissue maintenance in the absence of ezh2. Scientific Reports. 6:24658