Cisca Wijmenga

Cisca Wijmenga

Cisca Wijmenga (born 1964) is a Dutch professor of Human Genetics at the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen.

She was appointed a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.[1]

In 2015 she was one of four winners of the Dutch Spinoza Prize, the highest Dutch distinction for academics working in the Netherlands. The award comprises €2.5 million.[2] She was awarded the prize mainly for her research into the genetic factors associated with coeliac disease.[3] She has also shown that several autoimmune diseases share common genetic factors.[4]


  1. ^ "Cisca Wijmenga" (in Dutch).  
  2. ^ "NWO-Spinozapremies voor René Janssen, Birgit Meyer, Aad van der Vaart en Cisca Wijmenga" (in Dutch).  
  3. ^ "'"Spinozawinnaar: 'Onderzoek glutenintolerantie kwestie van lange adem (in Dutch).  
  4. ^ "Prof. dr. T.N. (Cisca) Wijmenga" (in Dutch). Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 

External links

  • Profile at University of Groningen