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University Medical Center Groningen

Senior Clinical and Research Staff

All staff can be reached at the following address and telephone number:
Dept. of Genetics CB50, University Medical Center Groningen
P.O. Box 30.001, 9700 RB  GRONINGEN, the Netherlands

Telephone +31 50 3617100, Fax + 31 50 3617231, Email

Name Position
Principal investigators
Prof. Nine Knoers, MD, PhD Head of Department

Prof. Richard Sinke, PhD

Professor of Genome Diagnostics, Project leader within the program ‘Centrum voor Laboratorium Diagnostiek en Research’
Prof. Cisca Wijmenga, PhD Lodewijk Sandkuil Professor of Human Genetics, Rector Magificus of the University of Groningen
Prof. Lude Franke, PhD Professor of Functional Genomics
Prof. Irene van Langen, MD, PhD Professor of Clinical Genetics, Program leader for ELSI
Prof. Conny van Ravenswaaij, MD, PhD Professor of Clinical Dysmorphology
Prof. Rolf Sijmons, MD, PhD

Professor of Medical Translational Genetics, clinical geneticist

Prof. Morris Swertz, PhD Head of Genomics Coordination Center and MOLGENIS team, Professor of BioInformatics - ‘Biomedical BiG Data Science’
Prof. Dineke Verbeek, PhD Rosalind Franklin Fellow, Associate professor, neurogenetics
Prof. Jingyuan Fu, PhD Associate professor, bioinformatics, VIDI grant holder
Prof. Alexandra (Sasha) Zhernakova, MD, PhD Rosalind Franklin Fellow, Associate professor, VIDI grant holder, Genetic and environmental factors in autoimmune and gastrointestinal diseases and ageing
Iris Jonkers, PhD Rosalind Franklin Fellow, VIDI grant holder
Sebo Withoff, PhD Assistant professor, senior researcher in Wijmenga group, complex diseases
Serena Sanna, PhD Senior researcher in Wijmenga group, complex diseases
Vinod Kumar Magadi Gopalaiah, PhD Assistant professor, functional genomics in infectious diseases
Yvonne Vos, PhD Clinical molecular geneticist
Jan Jongbloed, PhD Clinical molecular geneticist
Jan C. Oosterwijk, MD, PhD Clinical geneticist
Mieke Kerstjens, MD, PhD Clinical geneticist
Peter van den Akker, MD, PhD Clinical geneticist and research fellow, genetic skin disorders, Head of DEB database
Paul van der Zwaag, MD, PhD Clinical geneticist, Researcher in cardiogenetics group
Cleo van Diemen, PhD Coordinator of Next-Generation Sequencing, Genome Analysis Facility, Development and Innovation section
Birgit Sikkema-Raddatz, PhD Head of Genome Diagnostic
Kristin Abbott, PhD Genome diagnostics
Helga Westers, PhD Teaching coordinator, Development and Innovation section
Klaas Kok, PhD Senior researcher, Development and Innovation section
Tom de Koning, MD, PhD Senior researcher, Inborn errors of metabolism
Eva van der Berg, PhD Associate professor, clinical cytogenetics
Hermien de Walle, PhD Senior epidemiologist, Head of EUROCAT
Jeantine Lunshof, PhD

Assistant professor, philosopher, ethicist

Postdocs
Chan Li, PhD Researcher in Wijmenga celiac group
Monique van der Wijst, PhD Researcher in Franke group
Alex Kurilshikov, PhD
Joeri van der Velde, PhD Postdoc Swertz group  (Genomics Coordination Center)
Patrick Deelen, PhD Postdoc Franke group and Swertz group (Genomics Coordination Center)
Lennart Johansson, PhD Postdoc and project manager Swertz group (Genomics Coordination Center)
Pieter Neerincx, PhD Postdoc and project manager Swertz group (Genomics Coordination Center)
Mirjam Plantinga, PhD ELSI, ethicist
For a list of PhD students see here
Visitors
Prof. Anneke Lucassen, PhD Holder of Johanna H. Bijtel Chair (2014-2016) and Director of the Clinical Ethics and Law Centre, University of Southampton, UK
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