Professor of Molecular Neurobiology, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Prof. Bart Eggen is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology. He is one of the three representatives of the University Medical Center Groningen, who is doing recruitment interviews on behalf of a large group of researchers at the UMCG interested in getting in contact of possible PhD candidates to write together an application for a CSC-fellowship.
Eggen's personal background research field is neuroscience and his main research focus is on the (epi)genetic regulation of microglia and other CNS-cell identity and function in the context of the normal brain, during aging and under neuroinflammatory or neurodegenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease using state-of-the art technologies like single cell profiling.
The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and the largest employer in the Northern Netherlands.
More than 13,000 employees provide patient care, are involved in medical education and perform scientific research, from fundamental molecular research to clinical research.
Currently, PhD students come from more than 60 different countries and work in a very international environment. State of the art facilities and a very collaborative culture enable researchers to perform cutting edge research in the area of their interest, resulting in more than 2000 publications annually.