MAASTRICHT. A Maastricht professor of Cardiology is accused of academic fraud by her former PhD candidate. She is alleged to have falsified data and to have doctored pictures to make them look better in subsidy applications. The case is currently with Maastricht University’s Committee for Scientific Integrity. At the same time, the PhD candidate is taking the university to court because of a labour conflict. The case was heard in Roermond last Tuesday. Her promotor had denied her access to the laboratory by confiscating her keys. This meant that she had to stop her experiments.