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University Medical Center Groningen

prof. dr. O.C.M. Sibon


Ody C.M. Sibon (PhD)

Vidi and Vici laureate.


Coenzyme A, pantothenate kinase associated neurodegeneration, Drosophila melanogaster, neuroacanthocytosis.


MSc Medical Biology, University of Utrecht, 1989

PhD thesis:

In situ hybridization; an electron microscopic study, University of Utrecht, 1994

Ody Sibon is currently a full professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where she is studying the fundamental mechanisms underlying/ leading to age-related neurodegeneration. She is using Drosophila melanogaster, mammalian cell and mice models for this work. In 2002 she received a Vidi grant and in 2011 a Vici grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). She is involved in several European consortia studying and treating rare diseases.

In 1995-1997 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the State University of Stony Brook, New York, at the Department of Biochemistry, under Prof. W.E. Theurkauf. She was awarded an NWO talent-fellowship for this research.

Last modified:25 January 2019 10.03 a.m.

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Job title:
Principal Investigator
+31 50 361 6167 (OCM Sibon)
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