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Team members

Complex Genetics research group with Francis Collins and Mike Erdos, March 2015
Complex Genetics research group with Francis Collins and Mike Erdos, March 2015

From left to right, back row: Jackie Dekens, Maria Zorro, Vicky Matzaraki , Lude Franke*, Iris Jonkers, Zuzanne Borek, Vinod Kumar, Qieu Le, Jackie Senior, Csilla Szabo (visitor, in blue), Sebo Withoff, Cisca Wijmenga (in red jacket), Mike Erdos (NIH), Francis Collins (NIH), Yang Li, Joeri van der Velde, Isis Ricaño-Ponce, Jingyuan Fu*, Jennifer Di Tomasso , Marc Jan Bonder, Rudi Alberts (* Jing and Lude were not there for the event but we have a PhotoShop expert)

Front row: Luz Maria Medrano de Dios, Arnaud Vich Villa, Patrick Deelen, Raul Aguirre Gambo, Juha Karjalainen

Not present: Sasha Zhernakova, Ettje Tigchelaar-Feenstra , Marijke van der Sijde

The Wijmenga group is a dynamic and highly motivated team of PhD students, postdocs and PIs with backgrounds in genetics, molecular biology, statistical genetics, epidemiology and bioinformatics. It is an international team with researchers from Spain, Italy, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, Finland, India, China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia.

Some 40% of Wijmenga’s PhD students are clinicians training to be specialists. Many hold their own grants and have been awarded fellowships or prizes. Nearly all Wijmenga’s PhD graduates have continued their scientific careers.

Head of group: Cisca Wijmenga
Principal investigators: Lude Franke (ERC, VIDI), Jingyuan Fu (VIDI grant), Morris Swertz (GCC, VIDI), Sasha Zhernakova (Rosalind Franklin fellow, ERC) and Iris Jonkers (Rosalind Franklin Fellow)
Senior postdocs: Sebo Withoff, Vinod Kumar, Yang Li (VENI), Jeantine Lunshof (Marie Curie Returning Fellow)
Postdocs: Luz María Medrano de Dios, Urmo Vosa, Martin Boeckhout, Alex Kurilshikov
PhD students: Juha Karjalainen, Suzanne van Sommeren, Isis Ricano-Ponce, Patrick Deelen, Marc Jan Bonder, Ineke Tan, Zuzanne Borek, Maria Zorro, Raul Aguirre Gambo, Vasiliki ( Vicky) Matzaraki, Joeri van der Velde, Rudi Alberts, Kieu Le, Vishnu Prasoodanan,
Technicians: Astrid Maatman, Mathieu Platteel, Rutger Modderman
IT support: Roan Kanninga
Project support: Jackie Dekens

Former group members: Anna Stachurska, Maria Carmen Cenit Laguna

Recent PhD graduates: Dasha Zhernakova, Ettje Tigchelaar-Feenstra, Javier Gutierrez Archury, Barbara Hrdlickova, Rodrigo Coutinho de Almeida, Michael Erdos, Guido Dolmans, Harm Jan Westra, Gosia Trynka, Jihane Romanos (see PhD theses)

Vacancies: in bioinformatics, complex and functional genomics

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