Marcel Nelen

Marcel Nelen 2018Marcel Nelen is deputy head of the division Genome Diagnostics, a clinical laboratory geneticist and head of the Core Genome Analysis Laboratory (CGAL). CGAL is a facility unit specialized in DNA sequencing using automated and innovative high throughput laboratory technologies and workflows.


The team of Marcel Nelen consists of the following people:

  • 16 laboratory technicians: 50% of these technicians are working in the Sanger sequencing workflows and 50% is working in the NGS workflows.
  • 2 bioinformaticians which are involved in the NGS data analysis and management.
  • 2 technicians for maintenance of robotics.
  • 1 laboratory manager who supervises this team.
  • Innovation for both technology and workflows is supervised by 1 post-doc and 1 system technologist.


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