Hans Scheffer

Hans Scheffer 2018Hans 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
  • Pharmacogenetics

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.

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