Hans Scheffer is the former head of the Division Genome Diagnostics (head until january 2016).
Hans is active in the further development of good laboratory practice (GLP) and the ongoing implementation of quality management in DNA service labs in general, and the local service group in particular. This led to CCKL accreditation in compliance with the ISO15189 standard of the service lab in 2004. He is recognised by the Dutch Society of Human Genetics (NVHG) as tutor for the laboratory specialism “clinical molecular geneticist”. He is responsible for the management of the Division, and is budget holder. His main activities are genetic research, clinical molecular genetic diagnostics, with a focus on neurogenetic disorders, education, and professional training.
He has as main fields of research interests:
- Development and implementation of new molecular genetic approaches, including novel analytical techniques and new approaches for data analysis and interpretation
- The molecular genetics of neurogenetic disorders
Hans Scheffer coordinated the FP7 Coordinated Project TECHGENE. Within TECHGENE next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques including automated data analysis/interpretation in molecular research and DNA diagnostics are developed, validated and implemented, in particular for genetically heterogeneous disorders.