Silvana Jirka, BSc.
Silvana Jirka was a Ph.D. student in the DMD Genetic Therapy Group. She started her PhD in January 2012 under the supervision of Dr A.a.Aartsma-Rus and her promotor was Professor Dr. G.J. van Ommen. During her Ph.D. she focused on the optimization of the antisense oligonucleotide (AON) approach for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
Her first work is published in the special exon skipping edition of the journal Nucleic acid therapeutics February 2014. In 2013 she received a poster award at the Oligonucleotide Therapeutic Society (OTS) meeting in Italy Napels 2013.