Elke started in April 2017 as a PhD student in the group of Geert van den Bogaart. She obtained her MSc degree in Infection & Immunity at the Utrecht University. During and after her study she performed research at the virology department of veterinary health in Utrecht, the Institute for Allergy and Immunology in La Jolla, US and at the Nephrology department in the Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland. Her current research is focused on antigen cross presentation and autophagy.
Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes.