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University Medical Center Groningen

prof. dr. O.C.M. (Ody) Sibon

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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.

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