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Staff members with discipline Genetics & Heredity

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Dermatogenetics
Genetics
Epidermolysis bullosa
dr. P.C. (Peter) van den Akker
Contact
p.c.van.den.akker umcg.nl
+31 50 361 7100
Function
Clinical geneticist
Field / Discipline
M.Z.A. (Mohamed) Alimohamed
Contact
m.z.a.alimohamed umcg.nl
Function
Epidemiology, congenital anomalies, mediaction use in pregnancy, prenatal screening
dr. M.K. (Marian) Bakker
Contact
m.k.bakker umcg.nl
Function
epidemiologist / coordinator
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h.y.ben.chehida rug.nl
Function
dr. M. (Martine) Bérubé
Contact
m.berube rug.nl
Function
Researcher_Senior Technicien
Evolutionary genetics; Entomology, Ecological and evolutionary genomics, Evolution of reproductive modes, Genetics of sex determination, Life history evolution, Insect pest control
prof. dr. L.W. (Leo W) Beukeboom
Contact
l.w.beukeboom rug.nl
+31 50 36 38448
Function
Professor Evolutionary Genetics
My main field of research is conservation genetics that studies the consequences of habitat fragmentation and particularly the accompanying genetic process of genetic drift, which causes loss of fitness (inbreeding depression) and loss of genetic variation. The main question addressed is how this so called process of genetic erosion affects the adaptability and persistence of small fragmented populations of endangered species. This includes both applied aspects, studying the genetic structures of endangered species in their natural habitat, and more fundamental aspects by doing decisive experiments using Drosophila melanogaster (banana fly, vinegar fly, fruitvlieg) as model organism.
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r.bijlsma rug.nl
Function
Professor "Population and Conservation Genetics"
Neurogenetics, Pheromonal communication, social and sexual behaviours, reproduction, Drosophila.
prof. dr. J.C. (Jean-Christophe) Billeter
Contact
j.c.billeter rug.nl
Function
Associate professor Neurogenetics of social and sexual behaviour
Heart Failure
Translational cardiology
prof. dr. R.A. (Rudolf) de Boer
Contact
r.a.de.boer umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5340
Function
Cardiologist & Head Experimental Cardiology
Genetic epidemiology of chronic airway diseasesDevelopment and disease progression of chronic respiratory diseaseGenetic susceptibility and gene-environment interactionsLarge population-based cohort studies  Identification of common and rare genetic variants that underlie COPD and their interaction with the environment, including epigenetics See www.epidemiologygroningen.nl for recent publication list
prof. dr. H.M. (Marike) Boezen
Contact
h.m.boezen umcg.nl
Function
Professor
A.A. (Andrea) Cabrera Arreola, PhD
Contact
a.a.cabrera.arreola rug.nl
Function
Gut Microbiome, Metabolism, Genetics, Bioinformatics
L. (Lianmin) Chen
Contact
lianmin.chen rug.nl
Function
Computational genetics, RNA sequencing, Bioinformatics
A.J. (Annique) Claringbould
Contact
a.j.claringbould umcg.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Viral biomarkers and epigenetic
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f.m.cortes.mancera umcg.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Inborn errors of metabolism
Neonatal screening
Hepatic glycogen storage diseases (GSD)
Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD)
Multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD)
dr. T.G.J. (Terry) Derks
Contact
t.g.j.derks umcg.nl
Function
consultant pediatric metabolic diseases
Senescence; Genomics; Evolution of personalities; Cooperative breeding; Pedigree reconstruction; Quantitative genetics; Social effects; Women in science
prof. dr. H.L. (Hannah) Dugdale
Contact
h.l.dugdale rug.nl
Function
Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Microbial Ecology, Genetics
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j.d.van.elsas rug.nl
Function
Professor
A. (Arja) ter Elst
Contact
a.ter.elst umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0682
Function
Clinical Molecular Biologist in Pathology
Keywords: Molecular Ecology | Population genetics / genomics | Bioinformatics | Phylogeography | Speciation | Evolutionary Biology
M.C. (Michael C.) Fontaine, PhD
Contact
m.c.fontaine rug.nl
+31 50 36 32146
Function
Assistant Professor
My research group works on the identification of molecular effects that disease-causing mutations have. More information on my work can be found on http://www.ludesign.nl/frankelab
prof. dr. L.H. (Lude) Franke
Contact
l.h.franke umcg.nl
Function
Full Professor Functional Genomics
Computatiional biology, genomics, biology of ageing 
prof. dr. V. (Victor) Guryev
Contact
v.guryev umcg.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
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Contact
g.de.haan umcg.nl
+31 50 361 7300
Function
Professor
Gene Therapy, Gene doping
prof. dr. H.J. (Hidde) Haisma
Contact
h.j.haisma rug.nl
+31 50 36 38174
Function
Professor Therapeutic Gene Modulation
I am an interventional cardiologist and scientist. My clinical work includes the percutaneous treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease, including acute myocardial infarction.

My translational research focusses on the analysis of big and complex data (e.g. genetic, ehr, imaging), including the use of machine learning and cloud computing, to improve our understanding and the early detection of coronary artery disease and heart failure. To this end we use large population based cohorts, including the Dutch PREVEND and LifeLine cohorts and the UK Biobank. Data on my "omics" research can be found our my website: www.cardiomics.net

In my clinical translational research I am also working on advanced image analysis, device interventions, machine learning, deep learning, and e/mHealth to further improve and personalize care for our patients. Currently ongoing diagnostic imaging studies in include the REPLACE-IT (replacement of invasive coronary angiography) and the EARLY-SYNERGY (early detection of obstructive coronary artery disease; www.early-synergy.nl) studies. Currently interventional studies include the GIPS-IV, AXES and MRI-MC studies.

Many of my projects based on collaborations with the most influential and creative individuals and research groups in the world.
prof. dr. P. (Pim) van der Harst
Contact
p.van.der.harst umcg.nl
+31 50 361 2355
Function
Scientific Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Clinical chemistry
Inborn errors of metabolism
Fatty acid oxidation defects
Defects in amino acid metabolism
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m.r.heiner umcg.nl
Function
Clinical chemist, inborn errors metabolism
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b.m.hofstra umcg.nl
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s.hu01 umcg.nl
Function
Worked in the Beijing genomics institute on gene sequencing related research since 2012 . Then obtained my master's degree in majoring genomics and bioinformatics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Given the rapid development in biotechnology, Now wishing to contribute to a better future for human beings and our earth. In this PhD student project, I'm planing to exploring the genes and underlying mechanisms between individuals and families suffering from movement disorders.
M. (Miaozhen) Huang
Contact
m.huang01 umcg.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
prof. dr. R.C. (Ritsert) Jansen
Contact
r.c.jansen rug.nl
+31 50 36 38089
Function
Dean of Talent Development and Professor Bioinformatics
classificatie en codering van aangeboren afwijkingen, klinische genetica, teratologie
dr. J.E.H. (Jorieke) van Kammen-Bergman
Contact
j.e.h.van.kammen umcg.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Microsurgery, Hepatocyte isolation, Microinjection, Histology
N.J. (Niels) Kloosterhuis
Contact
n.j.kloosterhuis umcg.nl
+31 50 361 9387
Function
Non-coding RNAs, microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), B-cell lymphoma
dr. J.L. (Joost) Kluiver
Contact
j.l.kluiver umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5788
Function
Postdoc
Molecular Genetics, Genomics
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jan.kok rug.nl
Function
Professor in Molecular Genetics
Dynamics of parental behaviour
Early-life environment, social stress and individual behaviour
Physiology of life histories and senescence
Fitness consequences and heritability of life-history decisions
Conserving threatened species
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j.komdeur rug.nl
Function
Prof. dr. ir.
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j.a.kuivenhoven umcg.nl
Function
Associate Professor and Principal Investigator
Innovations in genetic counselling, ELSI-aspects of clinical genetics and genetic screening, cardiogenetics
prof. dr. I.M. (Irene) van Langen
Contact
i.m.van.langen umcg.nl
+31 50 361 7209
Function
Professor Clinical Genetics
stem cell biology
telomere biology
nuclear organization
single cell sequencing
DNA template strand sequencing
guanine quadruplex structures

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p.m.lansdorp umcg.nl
Function
Professor
Genetic data management, Bioinformatics, Genetic ancestry, Cervical cancer, HPV genetics and epidemiology.
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e.a.lopera.maya umcg.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
T. (Tengfei) Man
Contact
t.man umcg.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
dr. R.T. (Remco) Molenhuis
Contact
r.t.molenhuis rug.nl
+31 50 36 37658
Function
FSE Postdoctoral Fellow
Ik ben opgeleid als wetenschappelijk onderzoeker met een sterke focus op cellulair en moleculair immunologisch onderzoek, waarbij ik een steeds sterkere interesse heb ontwikkeld in het doen van translationeel onderzoek in een multidisciplinaire setting. Mijn unieke expertise is het ontwikkelen van experimentele en preklinische modellen waarin mechanismes van complexe ziektes van het ademhalingsstelsel worden onderzocht, met als doel nieuwe interventies te ontwikkelen gebaseerd op de persoonlijke aanleg voor de aandoening. Naast het wetenschappelijk onderzoek draag ik met veel plezier bij aan het Geneeskunde en Immunologie onderwijs binnen het UMCG en de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Ik ben als Immunoloog erkend volgens de SMBWO criteria.

Mijn onderzoek kent twee thema’s, die allebei een sterk translationeel karakter hebben:Ten eerste heb ik een onderzoekslijn functionele genetica van chronische longaandoeningen , waarbinnen wij de biologische effecten proberen te ontrafelen van de genetische variatie die bijdraagt aan de gevoeligheid van de patiënt voor astma of COPD.  Ten tweede heb ik een onderzoekslijn translationeel onderzoek naar de mechanismen van allergeen immunotherapie , waarbinnen we in een combinatie van basaal onderzoek in muismodellen en patient-gebonden onderzoek het werkingsmechanisme van allergeen immunotherapie proberen te achterhalen, met als doel de effectiviteit van deze behandeling te kunnen verbeteren.
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m.c.nawijn umcg.nl
Function
Associate Professor
prof. dr. ir. E.A.A. (Ellen) Nollen
Contact
e.a.a.nollen umcg.nl
Function
Professor
D. (Daniele) Novarina, PhD
Contact
d.novarina rug.nl
Function
Molecular ecology
Population genetics
Conservation genetics
Evolutionary genetics
Marine mammals
prof. dr. P.J. (Per) Palsboll
Contact
p.j.palsboll rug.nl
+31 6 4870 3295
Function
Professor of Marine Evolution and Conservation
dr. M. (Mirjam) Plantinga
Contact
m.plantinga umcg.nl
Function
senior researcher
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m.platteel umcg.nl
Function
Research analist
Field / Discipline
CHARGE syndrome, Clinical Cytogenetics
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c.m.a.van.ravenswaaij umcg.nl
Function
Clinical Geneticist
Field / Discipline
Epigenetics, gene expression modulation, Epigenetic editing
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m.g.rots umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0153
Function
Professor of Molecular Epigenetics
Field / Discipline
N.M.A. (Nick) Schubert
Contact
n.m.a.schubert umcg.nl
Function
MD/PhD student
prof. dr. R.H. (Rolf) Sijmons
Contact
r.h.sijmons umcg.nl
Function
Professor in Medical Translational Genetics
prof. dr. R.J. (Richard) Sinke
Contact
r.j.sinke umcg.nl
+31 50 361 7100
Function
Professor
Inflammation, vesicular transport, lipid metabolism, cholesterol transport, mouse transgenesis, liver disease
prof. dr. ir. A.J.A. (Bart) van de Sluis
Contact
a.j.a.van.de.sluis umcg.nl
Function
Principal Investigator (Associate Prof.)
Genetic Epidemiology of (risk factors for) cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
prof. dr. H. (Harold) Snieder
Contact
h.snieder umcg.nl
Function
Professor
Data science, Bioinformatics, Next-generation sequencing, Patient and mutation registies, Genomics, Biobank data integration, data catalogue, High performance computing, databases, FAIR data, semantic harmonization
M.A. (Morris) Swertz
Contact
m.a.swertz rug.nl
+31 50 361 7100
Function
Head of Genomics Coordination Center / Professor Bioinformatica
Bioinformatic specialization: datamining, sequence analysis and gene regulation
dr. P. (Peter) Terpstra
Contact
p.terpstra umcg.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Epilepsy, Epidemiology, Clinical trials, Genetics, Neurology
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p.m.c.tijink umcg.nl
Function
Senior scientific researcher
Field / Discipline
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w.t.c.uniken.venema umcg.nl
Function
MD, PhD-student
Molecular DNA techniques
DNA lab
dr. M. (Marco) van der Velde
Contact
m.van.der.velde rug.nl
+31 50 36 32055
Function
Research Assistant
Field / Discipline
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d.s.verbeek umcg.nl
Function
Associate professor (Tenure track) /adjunct hoogleraar
Obesity; Type 2 Diabetes; Genetic epidemiology; Human Genetics; Epigenetics; Gene x Environment interactions, Endocrine Disruptors 
J.V. (Jana) van Vliet-Ostaptchouk
Contact
j.v.van.vliet umcg.nl
Function
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Contact
d.h.de.vries umcg.nl
Function
PhD student genetics department UMCG
Field / Discipline
Behavioral ecology, neurogenetics, Drosophila
X. (Xiaocui) Wang
Contact
xiaocui.wang rug.nl
Function
PhD student
prof. dr. R.K. (Rinse) Weersma
Contact
r.k.weersma umcg.nl
+31 50 361 2620
Function
Gastroenterologist, Full Professor
Theoretical Biology; Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution; Evolutionary Game Theory; Dynamical Systems; Cultural Evolution; Evolutionary Systems Biology.
Ecological and evolutionary genomics
Host-parasite interactions
Innate immunity in insects

prof. dr. B. (Bregje) Wertheim
Contact
b.wertheim rug.nl
+31 50 36 39039
Function
Associate Professor & Rosalind Franklin Fellow - Genomic basis of evolutionary adaptations & ecological interactions
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h.j.westra umcg.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
Effects of immune disease associated SNPs on the geneexpression regulating part of the genome.
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s.withoff umcg.nl
+31 50 361 7100
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
Bioinformatics, biostatistics


dr. C. (Chengjian) Xu
Contact
c.xu umcg.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
F. (Fuyu) Ye, M
Contact
f.ye rug.nl
Function
PhD student
genetics of complex diseases, system genetics, diseases of gastrointestinal trait, aging, microbiome
prof. dr. A.P. (Alexandra) Zhernakova
Contact
a.zhernakova umcg.nl
Function
Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Field / Discipline
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