100 years Genetics in Groningen

Tammes conducted genetic research into botany with flax, an important crop at the time in Groningen.


Tine Tammes

Since then, Groningen has had and still has a thriving genetics community.

We will celebrate 100 years of genetics research and education in Groningen with a one-day symposium at the Zernike Campus, illustrating past, present and future endeavors in genetics.

huize wolf


  Huis de Wolf in Haren                                                                                           Biologisch Centrum Haren

Walk-in and welcome with coffee/tea: 10:00 - 10:30

The program is to be further announced, but we will certainly also celebrate the fact that the first female Rector of the University of Groningen is a renowned geneticist.


Confirmed speakers

  • Sasha Zhernakova / Human Genome and Exposome / University Medical Center Groningen
  • Cisca Wijmenga / Systems Genetics / Rector Magnificus / University of Groningen
  • Bregje Wertheim / Genomic basis of evolutionary adaptations & ecological interactions / University of Groningen
  • Ana Solopova / Molecular Genetics / APC Microbiome, University College Cork
  • Jan Kok / Molecular Genetics / University Groningen
  • Danny Incarnato / Molecular Genetics, In vivo RNA structurome / University of Groningen
  • Lude Franke / Functional Genomics / University Medical Center Groningen
  • Leo Beukeboom / Evolutionary Genetics / University of Groningen

Linnaeusborg, Zernike Campus Groningen
Please register before November 1

* Registration is free of charge, but mandatory, in order to arrange catering properly, to avoid wastage.