Dr. G.W.E. Santen

Clinical Geneticist

Area(s) of interest

  • Coffin-Siris syndrome
  • Congenital anomalies and/or intellectual disability
  • Genetic counselling during pregnancy
  • Application of genome wide genetic techniques in healthcare


Gijs Santen is a clinical geneticist with a special interest in dysmorphology, in particular Coffin-Siris syndrome, and prenatal genetic testing.


- Elucidating the pathophysiology of the Coffin-Siris syndrome and other SWI/SNF-opathies

- Genetic testing during pregnancy (especially prenatal exome/genome sequencing) 

- Application of next generation sequencing to find new genes and in a diagnostic setting.


Leiden University Medical Center
Building 1
Room K-05-15 / Route 807

Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Tel: 71 5268033

Postalzone K5-S
P.O. Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

E-mail: g.w.e.santen@lumc.nl