Rob Willemsen

Rob Willemsen

Dr. Willemsen is a Professor for Functional Neurogenetics in the Department of Clinical Neurogenetics at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. ,He is a leader in the development and characterization of genetic animal models for FXS (mouse and zebrafish). His research group has been involved in the understanding of the molecular basis of FXS and currently his group is focused on experimental approaches towards therapeutic intervention for FXS. The first avenue of research has resulted in several knockout mice for the Fmr1 gene, including conditional knockout, that are now used worldwide as the standard in (pre-clinical and fundamental research) studies for FXS.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Clinical Neurogenetics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Editors: Rob Willemsen & Frank Kooy Release Date: 01 May 2017
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