Gitta studied Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Antwerp and performed her Master thesis about epigenetic cancer biomarkers at the lab for ‘Translational Research and Microfluidics’ at Paris Descartes University. Thereafter, she successfully pursued an FWO-funded PhD in oncogenetics at the Center for Oncological Research and the Center of Medical Genetics in Antwerp. During her PhD research about (epi)genetic alterations as (liquid) cancer biomarkers she became very interested in bioinformatics, which resulted in a BanaBa in Bioinformatics at the Howest.
As a Principal Data Scientist at myNEO, Gitta will contribute towards improving and expanding the neoantigen discovery pipeline. In addition, she will apply her research experience for the conceptualization and development of internal and external projects.”