Marcel Tijsterman

Group leader


  • Genoomstability / c.Elegans


Marcel Tijsterman studied Chemistry at the Leiden University, specializing in Molecular Genetics. He received his Ph.D. from the Leiden University in 1999 studying DNA repair in the model organism S. cerevisiae (groups of Piet van de Putte and Jaap Brouwer). For his postdoctoral work, he joined Ronald Plasterk’s lab at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, which moved to the Hubrecht Laboratory in Utrecht in 2001. Subject of study was the mechanism of RNAi. He started his independent research line and was project and subsequently group leader on research on genomic instability and DNA damage responses. In June 2009 he moved his research group to the department of Toxicogenetics of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC).


Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Gebouw 2
Kamer T-04-034

Einthovenweg 20
2333 ZC Leiden
Tel: +31715269669

Postzone S4-P
Postbus 9600
2300 RC Leiden