Arjen Mensenkamp

Arjen Mensenkamp 2018Arjen Mensenkamp is a laboratory specialist within the oncogenetics team. His main attention is on hereditary breast cancer, endocrine tumors (with a focus especially  paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma) and hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC). He is chair of the Dutch work group on the diagnostics of hereditary breast cancer since 2012. He is also a member of the steering committee of the HEBON study group, that coordinates Dutch research on hereditary breast cancer. He was responsible for the implementation of Ion Torrent in BRCA1/2 and paraganglioma diagnostics and somatic mutation analysis. He is also actively involved in the ongoing development of the electronic request form since 2010.

Our team

Our team consists of passionate and experienced people


Ms. Helger Yntema, PhD Head Genome Diagnostics, clinical laboratory geneticist
Marcel Nelen, PhD Deputy head Genome Diagnostics, Head team Core Genome Analysis Laboratory, clinical laboratory geneticist
Erik-Jan Kamsteeg, PhD Head team Muscular, Neurological, Renal & Sensory disorders, clinical laboratory geneticist
Dominique Smeets, PhD Head team Fertility & Pregnancy, clinical laboratory geneticist
Ms. Nicole de Leeuw, PhD Head team Intellectual Disability, Multiple Congenital Abnormalities & Endocrine disorders, clinical laboratory geneticist
Ms. Marjolijn Ligtenberg, PhD Head team Laboratory Tumor Genetics, associate professor Tumor Genetics, clinical laboratory geneticist
Lisenka Vissers, PhD Head team Translational Genomics, molecular geneticist
Hans Scheffer, PhD Associate professor clinical molecular genetics, clinical laboratory geneticist
Ms. Brigitte Faas, PhD Clinical laboratory geneticist
Rolph Pfundt, PhD Clinical laboratory geneticist
Ms. Marian Stevens-Kroef, PhD Clinical laboratory geneticist
Ms. Annet Simons, PhD Clinical laboratory geneticist
Arjen Mensenkamp, PhD Clinical laboratory geneticist
Ms. Daniel Olde Weghuis, PhD Clinical cytogeneticist
Ms. Tuula Rinne, PhD Clinical laboratory geneticist
Ms. Dorien Lugtenberg, PhD Clinical laboratory geneticist
Christian Gilissen, PhD Bioinformatician
Ms. Kornelia Neveling, PhD Molecular geneticist