Nelleke A. Gruis (1966) studied Biomedical Sciences (1984-1989) at the Leiden University. She got her PhD degree in 1994 after finishing her thesis on the genetic aspects of familial melanoma. After a post-doc at the Department of Human Genetics (LUMC) she became senior scientist at the Department of Dermatology. In 2002 she was granted a NWO Aspasia fellowship. In 2003 was rewarded the LUMC Marie Parijs Prize. As an associate professor she became the head of the melanoma research group. Besides the ongoing search for genes underlying familial and sporadic melanoma, research comprises functional studies and cell biological aspect of melanocytes related to pigment production and oxidative stress.
In 2005 she became the deputy of the international melanoma genetics consortium, Genomel. In her free-time she is the chair of the Dutch melanoma patient organization, Stichting Melanoom.
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