Rolf Sijmons, MD PhD, is a consultant clinical geneticist and professor of medical translational genetics at the Dept. of Genetics of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). His main clinical and research interests are familial and hereditary cancer and he is actively involved in a range of national and international scientific studies (click here for his publications listed in PubMed). He is one of the three editors-in-chief of the journal Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice , communicating editor for the journal Human Mutation and curator of the Human MMR Gene Unclassified Variants Database. He has developed the general concept of FaCD and is the editor of the database contents.
Gerard Burger, MD, is a clinical pathologist at the Dept. of Pathology, SAZINON Foundation, Bethesda Hospital, Hoogeveen, The Netherlands. He also holds a degree in biochemistry and has worked in the software industry. He wrote the programming code for the first two, stand-alone, versions of FaCD.
Jan Herman Veldkamp, MSc, is software developer and web designer at Aardworm.com. He designed the new FaCD web site and programmed FaCD online. He holds a degree in econometrics and has celebrated his 20th year in the software industry.
Co-Authors (in alphabetical order):
We are busy expanding our group of co-authors. If a topic is marked below as 'under revision' then the author is preparing his/her first contribution to the syndrome file; once an author has finished this update then his/her name will appear on the syndrome file details page in the database.
van den Akker, Peter, MD, Dept of Genetics, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, for the topic of Epidermolysis Bullosa
Bondy, Melissa, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Dept of Epidemiology Unit 1340, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,Houston, Texas, USA, for the topic of familial brain tumors (under revision)
Hes, Frederik, MD PhD, Clinical Geneticist. Dept of Clinical Genetics, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands, for the topics of MUTYH-associated Polyposis and von Hippel-Lindau disease
Janavicius, Ramunas, MD, clinical geneticist, Dept. of Molecular and Regenerative Medicine, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Clinics, Lithuania, for the topic of Mosaic Variegated Aneuploidy syndrome
Lynch, Henry T,MD, Chairman, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Professor of Medicine, Director of Creighton's Hereditary Cancer Center, Department of Preventive Medicine, Omaha, USA, for the topic of Lynch syndrome (under revision)
Meijers-Heijboer, Hanne, MD PhD, Clinical Geneticist, Professor in Clinical Genetics, Dept of Clinical Genetics, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the topic of CHEK2-associated cancer (under revision)
Menko, Fred, MD PhD, Clinical Geneticist, Dept of Clinical Genetics, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the topic of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (under revision)
Oliveira, Carla, PhD, Professor, Cancer Genetics Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology, University of Porto, Portugal, for the topics of gastric cancer, familial clustering (under revision), hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (under revision)
Seruca, Raquel, MD PhD, Professor, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology, University of Porto, Portugal, for the topics of gastric cancer, familial clustering (under revision), hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (under revision)
Stratakis, Constantine A, MD, DMedSci, Head, Program on Developmental Endocrinology & Genetics / Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program / Chief, Section on Endocrinology & Genetics, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, USA, for the topics of Carney-Stratakis syndrome (under revision), Carney Complex (under revision) and Carney Triad (under revision)
Vasen, Hans, MD, PhD, Internist, Department of Gastroenterology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden / Director, the Netherlands Foundation for the Detection of Hereditary Tumours, Leiden, the Netherlands, for the topic of familial adenomatous polyposis (under revision)
(date last modified: April 22, 2009)