Cisca Wijmenga#


Cisca Wijmenga
Email:c.wijmenga 'at' umcg.nl
Membership Number:3675
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:cwijmenga
Homepage: http://www.rug.nl/research/genetics/staff/cisca-wijmenga





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007, 01-current Professor of Human Genetics, Department Head, Dept. Genetics, UMCG, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2003, 05 - 2007, 01 Prof. Human Genetics, section head Dept. Biomed. Genetics, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 2001, 09 - 2002, 03 Fulbright scholar, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
  • 1999, 03 - 2003, 05 Associate professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 1995, 10 - 1999, 03 Assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University, Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 1994, 01 - 1995, 10 Postdoctoral fellow under Dr. FS Collins, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
  • 1993, 03 - 1994, 01 Postdoctoral fellow Dept. Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands
  • 1989, 03 - 1993, 03 Postgraduate research towards PhD, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands

Fields of Scholarship
  • Human genetics
  • Celiac disease
  • Integrative genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Biobanking
  • Genome-wide association study
  • Genome of the Netherlands
  • Biomarkers
  • Non-coding RNA

Honours and Awards
  • Major awards:
    • 2012 Election to Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
    • 2012 Recipient ERC advanced award (CD-LINK)
    • 2001 Fulbright Scholarship (Netherlands America Commission for Educational Exchange)
  • Prizes and honors:
    • 1993 J.C. Kok Award - annual award by the Medical School, Leiden University, for the best young researcher in the medical sciences (< 40 years)
    • 1993 “Neuromuscular disorders” Award - annual award by the Research Foundation for Neuromuscular Disorders for the best scientific manuscript in this field
    • 1993 PhD degree with honors (cum laude)
  • Other:
    • 2012 Visiting Scientist award from the Sigrid Jusélius Foundation (Finland)
    • 2009 Distinguished Visiting Scientist Stipend (Netherlands Genomics Initiative)
    • 2005 VICI award (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research)
    • 2001 Ter Meulen Fonds (Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences) Fellowship
    • 1994 Visiting Fellowship Award (Fogarty) National Institute of Health, USA

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