Research team
The GeoLynch study is conducted by Wageningen University in cooperation with the Dutch Foundation for Detection of Hereditary Tumors (StOET) in Leiden, and the Gastroenterology and Hepatology departments of the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen and the University Medical Center in Groningen.

The daily work is conducted by Wageningen University:

Prof dr Ellen Kampman is Professor in Diet and Disease at Wageningen University and has the final responsibility for the GeoLynch study.

Dr Fränzel van Duijnhoven is an epidemiologist at Wageningen University and senior researcher of the GeoLynch study. Fränzel supervises Jesca Brouwer in her PhD trajectory.

Jesca Brouwer MSc is a PhD candidate at the Wageningen University. She uses data of GeoLynch study to examine the role of height and BMI at the age of 18 on cancer risk. 


Merel Snellen MSc is a research assistant at Wageningen University. She handles all practical affairs of the GeoLynch study such as collecting and entering the data and maintaining participant administration.  


Other persons that are involved include:

Prof dr Hans Vasen
, Medical Director of the Dutch Foundation for Detection of Hereditary Tumors (StOET)
Dr Fokko Nagengast, previously Gastroenterologist at the Radboud University Medical Center, currently Gastroenterologist at Slingeland Ziekenhuis, Doetinchem
Dr Jan Kleibeuker, head of the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Medical Center Groningen

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