Cisca Wijmenga appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion

At the Lodewijk Sandkuijl Symposium, Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga, Scientific Director of BBMRI-NL 2.0, was appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. This Dutch order of chivalry is awarded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands for those with merits of a very exceptional nature for society. Cisca Wijmenga is also inaugurated to the Lodewijk Sandkuijl Endowed Chair at University Medical Center Groningen. She is now appointed Lodewijk Sandkuijl Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics.

Cisca Wijmenga, Lodewijk Sandkuijl Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics, and Scientific Director of BBMRI-NL 2.0 (left), and Erna Erdtsieck-Ernste, Program Manager BBMRI-NL, at the Lodewijk Sandkuijl Symposium, Sept 19, 2018 in Groningen.

The Lodewijk Sandkuijl symposium was organized by UMC Groningen and University of Groningen and took place on Wednesday Sept 19, 2018. Lodewijk Sandkuijl (1953-2002) is generally regarded as one of the founders of statistical genetics. He has, among other things, been at the basis of developing methods to unravel the inherited factors of complex disorders.

20 September 2018