Department of Bioinformatics – BiGCaT

Internship projects


Available internship projects

For general information regarding Academic Year 2018-2019, please visit our internship information page.



The BiGCaT internships are supported by DataCamp, an intuitive learning platform for data science. Learn R, Python and SQL the way you learn best through a combination of short expert videos and hands-on exercises. Take over a 100 courses by expert instructors on topics such as importing data, data visualisation, or machine learning and learn faster through immediate personalised feedback on every exercise.

For current interns at the department: please contact Lars Eijssen to request a seat on our ‘BiGCaT Internship Projects’ DataCamp Class.


Student Internships



Master internships 2019

1. Learning from multi-omics data integration

  • Student: Chinmay Dhawan
  • University: Maastricht University, Master Data Science for Decision Making (DKE)
  • Supervisor: Lars Eijssen
  • Internship duration: April 25 – August 20, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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2. Diagnosis of rare genetic syndromes – investigation of overlapping phenotypes

  • Student: Eline Koornstra
  • University: Maastricht University, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Friederike Ehrhart
  • Internship duration: April 8 – June 28, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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3. Molecular pathways of rare diseases – WDR45 deficiency syndrome

  • Student: Gwen Keulen
  • University: Maastricht University, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Friederike Ehrhart
  • Internship duration: April 8 – June 28, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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4. Increasing the understanding of disorders related to pyrimidine and urea cycle by automated visualization of biomarkers in pathways

  • Student: Irene Hemel
  • University: Maastricht University, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Denise Slenter / Egon Willighagen
  • Internship duration: April 8 – June 28, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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Bachelor internships 2019

1. Pathways for rare diseases – Joubert syndrome

  • Student: Anne de Brouwer
  • University: Maastricht University, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Friederike Ehrhart
  • Internship duration: April 4 – June 28, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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2. Increasing the understanding of lipodomics data for breast cancer metastatic liver tissue with pathway analysis

  • Student: Chris Gillissen
  • University: Maastricht University, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Denise Slenter / Egon Willighagen
  • Internship duration: April 8 – July 5, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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3. A disease biomarker database

  • Student: Josien Landman
  • University: Maastricht University, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Egon Willighagen
  • Internship duration: April 8 – June 14, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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4. Pathway-based analysis of GWAS data from the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus and the role of vitamin D3

  • Student: Kelsy Waaijenberg
  • University: Maastricht University, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Susan Steinbusch-Coort
  • Internship duration: April 8 – July 5, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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5. From SNPs to pathways: Functional interpretation of vitamin D GWAS results

  • Student: Kristin Koppelmaa
  • University: Maastricht University, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Susan Steinbusch-Coort
  • Internship duration: April 8 – July 5, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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6. Data analysis and interpretation of large scale -omics experiments

  • Student: Lars Robeerst
  • University: Maastricht University, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Lars Eijssen
  • Internship duration: April 8 – July 5, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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7. Interactive Biological Pathway for the Fragile X Syndrome: From FMR1 gene to disease phenotype

  • Student: Megi Kass
  • University: Maastricht University, Maastricht Science Programme
  • Supervisor: Friederike Ehrhart
  • Internship duration: February 4 – June 9, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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8. Data-analysis and interpretation of large scale —omics experiments

  • Student: Patric Ion Parii
  • University: Maastricht University, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Lars Eijssen
  • Internship duration: April 8 – July 5, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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9. Investigating overlapping phenotypes

  • Student: Ravin Schmidl
  • University: Maastricht University, Maastricht Science Programme
  • Supervisor: Friederike Ehrhart
  • Internship duration: February 4 – June 18, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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10. Studying genetic variants and tissue-specific gene expression using systems biology approaches

  • Student: Sonja Boman
  • University: Maastricht University, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Martina Summer-Kutmon, Lars Eijssen
  • Internship duration: April 8 – July 5, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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11. Pathways of rare diseases – 22q11 deletion syndrome

  • Student: Victor Aramov
  • University: Maastricht University, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Friederike Ehrhart
  • Internship duration: April 4 – June 28, 2019
  • Final presentation:
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