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Jolien Sweere
Graduate Voice & Influence Program Fellow 2015-2016, Medicine

Jolien Sweere is a PhD candidate in Immunology in the Dept. of Medicine. She received a BSc degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht and an MSc degree in Infectious Diseases and Immunology from Utrecht University.
Jolien’s dissertation work focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanism behind the immune suppression observed in biofilm infections of the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The ultimate goal of her research is to explore and develop therapeutic strategies to disrupt this biofilm-mediated immune inhibition.