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Upcoming events

26th of November: Erasmus Tour with Liesbeth van Rossum (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-RESTRICTIONS)

2nd of December: Workshop Thesis Design by Proefschriftmaken

9th of December: Winter Potluck (POSTPONED)

3rd of December: Workshop “Comfortabel en effectief includeren” – Dutch only

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What is Promeras?

We advocate the rights of all PhD candidates on the institutional and national level

We aspire for high quality supervision and education

We organize social events to promote networking among fellow PhD candidates

We represent all the PhD candidates in Erasmus MC and our main goal is to stand up for their rights, may it be the rights to receive the highest quality supervision or the rights to have the best education. A PhD trajectory may often feel like an individual course, though many are faced with similar obstacles. Promeras functions as a platform for PhD candidates to connect with each other and offer aid to enquiries and issues that PhD candidates may face.

Promeras advises the Erasmus MC PhD Committee on the PhD Education Policy, and solicits attention for certain topics when needed. Within Promeras, several subcommittees exist to address specific matters such as mental health and issues international PhD candidates may encounter. We also organizes social events to promote networking within PhD candidates in Erasmus MC.

Promeras is a member of EPAR (Erasmus PhD Association Rotterdam) and PNN (PhD Network Netherlands). With regular meetings with the PhD representatives of other universities, we discuss and address matters on both the institutional and national level. We strive to learn from each other and together stand up to fight for the rights of all PhD candidates in the Netherlands.

Within Promeras:

  • Mental Health workgroup
  • International PhDs workgroup
  • Social and networking activities

Affiliations:

  • Erasmus MC PhD committee
  • Erasmus PhD Association Rotterdam (EPAR)
  • PhD Network Netherlands (PNN)
  • Young Medical Delta (YMD)
  • Diversity & Inclusion workgroup
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Upcoming events

A professional thesis design at the lowest cost!

How to get your thesis designed without high costs? During this webinar we will tell you everything about it. How to set up your documents so a professional designer can easily create the most beautiful thesis design for you!

The webinar will be loaded with tips and tricks about preparing your files. We will showcase our proudest pieces of work and tell you how to produce it!

Feel free to send this invitation to your friends, family and PhD’s who might be interested to follow the workshop!

Hope to see you on the 2nd of December!

Kind regards,

Ben Riezouw

Register now

Workshop “Comfortabel en effectief includeren” – Dutch only
Date: 3rd of December
Time: 09.00-12.00
Location: ce-252, ce248
Registration: sophia.onderzoekers@erasmusmc.nl (before 19th of November)

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Board


Laurine Rijsbergen

Chair, Digital affairs & Communications, Internal affairs

Laurine is a PhD candidate at the department of Viroscience.
For Promeras, she is involved in digital communication (Instagram, Facebook and website), represents Promeras in the Erasmus MC PhD committee and is part of both the international taskforce and the Diversity & Inclusion workgroup.


Sarah Moen

Internal affairs & External affairs

Sarah is a PhD candidate at the department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.  Her project focuses on colon capsule endoscopy in colorectal cancer screening. She represents Promeras at “Promovendi Netwerk Nederland” (PNN) and in the Erasmus MC PhD committee. 


Isabella Zampeta

Task force International students

Isabella is a PhD candidate at the department of Neuroscience. Her project focuses on the molecular aspects of Angelman Syndrome, a  neurodevelopmental disease.
Within Promeras, she is responsible for organizing a Task force for international PhD students, aiming to deal with the issues they are facing in Erasmus MC and to provide information and help when needed.


Mila Welling

External affairs and Task Force Mental Health

Mila is a PhD candidate at the department of Endocrinology, division of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Her project focusses on treatment of genetic obesity. She represents Promeras at “Promovendi Netwerk Nederland” (PNN).  Moreover, she will be involved in the project about mental health-related issues amongst PhD candidates and Erasmus Tour.


Felix Theunissen

Treasurer & Acquisition

Felix is a PhD candidate at the department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. His project focusses on quality assurance and structured reporting. Within Promeras he is treasurer and responsible for acquisition.


Lucia Giannini

Task force Mental Health & Task Force International Students

Lucia is a PhD candidate at the Department of Neurology. Her PhD project focuses on the role of neuroinflammation in the pathophysiology of frontotemporal dementia, a young-onset form of dementia. Within Promeras, Lucia is involved in promoting mental health amongst PhD students and in organizing resources and activities for the international PhD community at the Erasmus MC.


Anouk Heuvelmans

Communication and Promotion

Anouk is a PhD candidate at the department of Clinical Genetics. Her project focusses on the electrophysiological deficits in mouse models and induced Pluripotent Stem Cells of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, a neurodevelopmental disorder. Within Promeras, she is involved in promoting the visibility via newsletters and events.


Fleur Marijnissen

Acquisition & Communications, Secretary

Fleur is a PhD candidate at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and her project focusses on premalignant gastric lesions and colorectal cancer screening.


Suzanne van Wijck

Task force international students & digital communication

Suzanne is a PhD candidate at the department of Trauma surgery. Her work focuses on advancing the treatment of rib fractures. At Promeras she is involved in the international task-force and in digital communication.


Diana Tran

TBD

Diana is a PhD candidate at the department of Viroscience. Her project focuses on optimizing human brain slice cultures to study viral encephalitis, primarily herpes simplex encephalitis.


Amy Kessler

Menthal Health taskforce and Digital affairs and Communication

Amy is a PhD candidate at the Laboratory of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, where she focusses on antigen presentation in the context of pancreatic cancer. Within Promeras, she will be active in the Mental Health taskforce and visibility on social media.


Circe van der Heide

Mental Health taskforce

Circe is a PhD candidate at the department of Radiology and Nuclear medicine. She works on radiotracer interactions and her research focuses on targeting the tumor micro-environments with novel radionuclide therapies. Within Promeras, she will be involved with the mental-health task force.


Joshua Bonsel

Treasurer & Acquisition

Joshua is a PhD candidate at the department of Orthopaedic surgery. He studies the large-scale application of patient-reported outcome measures, to enhance their use and to improve orthopaedic care. At Promeras he will be co-treasurer and he is responsible for acquisition.


Laurèlle van Tilburg

TBD

Joining us from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is Laurèlle. Her PhD-project focusses on the diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of early esophageal cancer and associated second primary tumors in the upper aerodigestive tract.


Lauren Westenberg

Treasurer & Acquisition and International taskforce

Lauren is a PhD candidate at the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology. Her project focuses on neonatal jaundice and hyperbilirubinaemia. Within Promeras, she will be co-treasurer and responsible for acquisition. Moreover, she will be involved in the international taskforce.