Gwendolyn Cazander commenced her studies at the Medical School, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands. In 2005, after her first clinical rotations in emergency medicine and trauma surgery during a study project in the Lapeyronie hospital in Montpellier, France, the she started to participate in the research project concerned with the maggot debridement therapy at Leiden University Medical Center. In 2007, she received the International Biomet Award for the best research at the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) Congress with participation of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society of North America (MSIS-NA) in Corfu, Greece. In April 2008, she was qualified as a Medical Practitioner in Leiden (M.D. cum laude) and began to work at the Emergency Department and the Department of Trauma Surgery at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, where she continued the research project. She defended her Ph.D. thesis in April 2010. In January 2010, she started her Surgical Residency at the Bronovo Hospital, The Hague, and currently she works at the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden. Her research focuses on the role of complement and biofilm in the process of wound healing and the identification and isolation of effective substances from maggot secretions for therapeutic purposes.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013