Sila Algül is a PhD candidate at the Department of Physiology at the Amsterdam UMC location, under the supervision of Prof. Jolanda van der Velden and Dr. Diederik Kuster (funded by LeDucq)
During her bachelor’s internship at the Physiology Department in Amsterdam, Sila developed a profound interest in cardiomyopathies and human in vitro models. Her subsequent VU research fellowship further potentiated her interest for translational cardiovascular research. As a master’s student (Cardiovascular Research, VUmc School of Medical Sciences) she also joined the Medical Biology department at the Amsterdam UMC for her master’s internship and her literature study, with which she delved into cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac gene therapy. She now thoroughly enjoys connecting the dots: be it ideas from different disciplines, people from different teams, or applications from different industries, but especially within the field of cardiomyopathies and electrophysiological abnormalities. By oscillating between these facets of research, she aspires to bridge the translational gap and to help patients through her work.