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About Berina Eppink

Project Manager, Merus
Berina Eppink is employed at Merus N.V. as project manager and has a special interest in Oncology. Her ultimate drive is to make a substantial contribution in the fight against cancer. She started her training in Molecular Sciences with a specialization in Biochemistry at Wageningen University. During this training she was a guest at the molecular cancer institute at the University of Zurich were she studies the fundamental mechanism of DNA repair and its relation in developing hereditary colon cancer. She continued with her PhD training at the Erasmus university in Rotterdam in the world leading lab on DNA repair, headed by Prof. dr. Jan Hoeijmakers. During her PhD she was part of the team whom discovered the working mechanisms as well as a new biomarker for the anti-cancer treatment Hyperthermia, which was awarded the 2011 Cozzarelli price. During her Postdoc she continued this line of research in generating an experimental pipeline to be able to apply this finding into the clinic. During this period her interest for translational research was maximized and she decided to switch her career into industry. Since 2013 Berina Eppink is working at Merus N.V., first as a Scientist in generating new antibody panels and later as project manager. As a project manager her main responsibilities are the planning and organization around the generation of new antibody panel within Merus and communication with the external collaborating partners.

About Merus

Merus is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative full-length human bispecific antibody therapeutics, referred to as Biclonics®. Biclonics®, which are based on the full-length IgG format, are manufactured using industry standard processes and have been observed in preclinical studies to have similar features as conventional monoclonal antibodies, such as long half-life and low immunogenicity.

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