Dorien Lugtenberg

Dorien Lugtenburg 2018Dorien Lugtenberg studied chemistry and received her PhD in molecular genetics from the Radboud University Nijmegen, where she studied copy number variation in patients with X-linked intellectual disability. After her PhD, she worked for two years as an investigator in the pharmaceutical industry. Nowadays, she is in training as a laboratory specialist clinical genetics in Nijmegen. During her traineeship she assisted in the implementation of exome sequencing in a diagnostic setting. She has experience in the analysis and interpretation of exome sequencing data of a wide variety of diseases, with a focus on intellectual disability, blindness, renal disorders and ciliopathies. Furthermore, she is involved in the further optimization of large scale exome sequencing data interpretation and reporting.

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