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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.

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Dermatogenetics
Genetics
Epidermolysis bullosa
dr. P.C. (Peter) van den Akker
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Clinical geneticist
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Epidemiology, congenital anomalies, mediaction use in pregnancy, prenatal screening
dr. M.K. (Marian) Bakker
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epidemiologist / coordinator
dr. M. (Martine) Bérubé
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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
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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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Professor "Population and Conservation Genetics"
Neurogenetics, Pheromonal communication, social and sexual behaviours, reproduction, Drosophila.
prof. dr. J.C. (Jean-Christophe) Billeter
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Associate professor Neurogenetics of social and sexual behaviour
Heart Failure
Translational cardiology
prof. dr. R.A. (Rudolf) de Boer
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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
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Professor
Perinatale genetica, Genetische counseling
drs. K. (Katelijne) Bouman
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Clinical Geneticist
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Bioinformatics, Gut Microbiome
L. (Lianmin) Chen
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PhD student
Computational genetics, RNA sequencing, Bioinformatics
A.J. (Annique) Claringbould
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Viral biomarkers and epigenetic
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PhD student
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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
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consultant pediatric metabolic diseases
Microbial Ecology, Genetics
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Professor
A. (Arja) ter Elst
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Clinical Molecular Biologist in Pathology
Keywords: Molecular Ecology | Population genetics / genomics | Bioinformatics | Phylogeography | Speciation | Evolutionary Biology
M.C. (Michael C.) Fontaine, PhD
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Assistant Professor
My research group (currently comprising 4 PhD students) works on the identification of molecular effects that disease-causing mutations have. More information on my work can be found on http://www.systemsgenetics.nl
prof. dr. L.H. (Lude) Franke
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Associate Professor
Computatiional biology, genomics, biology of ageing 
prof. dr. V. (Victor) Guryev
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Assistant Professor
Gene Therapy, Gene doping, Prodrugs
prof. dr. H.J. (Hidde) Haisma
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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
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Scientific Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Clinical chemistry
Inborn errors of metabolism
Fatty acid oxidation defects
Defects in amino acid metabolism
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Clinical chemist, inborn errors metabolism
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PhD candidate
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PhD student
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
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PhD student
prof. dr. R.C. (Ritsert) Jansen
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Dean of Talent Development and Professor Bioinformatics
classificatie en codering van aangeboren afwijkingen, klinische genetica, teratologie
dr. J.E.H. (Jorieke) van Kammen-Bergman
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Non-coding RNAs, microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), B-cell lymphoma
dr. J.L. (Joost) Kluiver
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Postdoc
Molecular Genetics, Genomics
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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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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
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Professor Clinical Genetics
stem cell biology
telomere biology
nuclear organization
single cell sequencing
DNA template strand sequencing
guanine quadruplex structures

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Professor
T. (Tengfei) Man
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Statistical Genetics, Genetic risk calculation
dr. ir. G.J. (Gerard) te Meerman
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retired associate professor /Senior Lecturer
dr. R.T. (Remco) Molenhuis
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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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Associate Professor
Molecular ecology
Population genetics
Conservation genetics
Evolutionary genetics
Marine mammals
prof. dr. P.J. (Per) Palsboll
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Professor of Marine Evolution and Conservation
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Research analist
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CHARGE syndrome, Clinical Cytogenetics
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Clinical Geneticist
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Epigenetics, gene expression modulation, Epigenetic editing
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Professor of Molecular Epigenetics
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Cancer Genetics and Genomics, Human Molecular Genetics, Tumor heterogeneity, Somatic Mutation analysis, Next generation sequencing, Gene Editing, Targeted therapy, Drug resistance
A. (Ali) Saber Hosseinabadi, PhD
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Postdoctoral researcher
Complex traits Genetics, Complex traits mapping, Genetics in Isolates, Genome-wide association studies, Quantitative genetics, Genotype Imputation Methods
dr. S. (Serena) Sanna, PhD
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prof. dr. R.H. (Rolf) Sijmons
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Professor in Medical Translational Genetics
Inflammation, vesicular transport, lipid metabolism, cholesterol transport, mouse transgenesis, liver disease
prof. dr. ir. A.J.A. (Bart) van de Sluis
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Principal Investigator (Associate Prof.)
Genetic Epidemiology of (risk factors for) cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
prof. dr. H. (Harold) Snieder
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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
prof. dr. M.A. (Morris) Swertz
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Head of Genomics Coordination Center / Associate Professor
Bioinformatic specialization: datamining, sequence analysis and gene regulation
dr. P. (Peter) Terpstra
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Assistant professor
Epilepsy, Epidemiology, Clinical trials, Genetics, Neurology
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Senior scientific researcher
Dry eye disease; epidemiology; genetic epidemiology
dr. J. (Jelle) Vehof, MSc
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Epidemiologist
Molecular DNA techniques
DNA lab
dr. M. (Marco) van der Velde
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Research Assistant
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Associate professor (Tenure track) /adjunct hoogleraar
Obesity; Type 2 Diabetes; Genetic epidemiology; Human Genetics; Epigenetics; Gene x Environment interactions, Endocrine Disruptors 
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PhD student genetics department UMCG
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Behavioral ecology, neurogenetics, Drosophila
X. (Xiaocui) Wang
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PhD student
prof. dr. R.K. (Rinse) Weersma
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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
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Associate Professor & Rosalind Franklin Fellow - Genomic basis of evolutionary adaptations & ecological interactions
Effects of immune disease associated SNPs on the geneexpression regulating part of the genome.
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Assistant Professor
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Bioinformatics, biostatistics


dr. C. (Chengjian) Xu
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Researcher
F. (Fuyu) Ye, M
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PhD student
genetics of complex diseases, system genetics, diseases of gastrointestinal trait, aging, microbiome
prof. dr. A.P. (Alexandra) Zhernakova
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Rosalind Franklin Fellow
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