Biographical sketch

NAME: Jansen, Ritsert C.

POSITION: Dean of Talent Development and Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

EDUCATION:
• PhD Quantitative Genetics, cum laude (highest distinction), Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 1995
• MSc Mathematics, cum laude (highest distinction), University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 1987

A. Positions and Honors
Positions and Employment
• Dean of Talent Development, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (since 2011)
• Professor of Bioinformatics, Head of Groningen Bioinformatics Centre, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen and Professor of Bioinformatics, Department of Genetics, University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The Netherlands (since 2002)
• Cluster leader ‘Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics’, Plant Research International B.V., The Netherlands, 1999-2002
• Senior scientist bioinformatics, Plant Research International B.V., The Netherlands, 1996-1999
• Biostatistics consultant at various research institutes in Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1988-1996

Selection of other Academic Experience and Professional Memberships
• Financial coordinator EU-funded project BioGRID (FP5 contract 38344), 6 partners, 2002-2004
• Principal Coordinator of EU-funded project GENE-MINE (FP5 contract 30722), 10 partners, 2000-2002
• Principal Cluster Coordinator of EU-funded cluster GERMPLASM (GENE-MINE and ICONFORS FP5 contract 30621), 2000-2002
• Member ERA-SGHRM Work Group of EU on Professional Development of Researchers, 2013-2014
• Member steering committee European Research Institute Biology of Aging (ERIBA), 2009-2010
• Member steering committee LifeLines consortium, University of Groningen, 2008-2009
• Member of the Health Council of the Netherlands, independent advisory body charged with providing Ministers and Parliament with scientific advice on public health matters, 2009-2013
• Associate member Centre for BioSystems Genomics, 2008-2012
• Faculty member of Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre, 2009-2014
• Member/Chair of VENI panel Young Investigator Grants, NWO Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, 2007,2008
• Principal Investigator on projects for industrial partners Pioneer-Hybrid/Dupont, USA, 1997-2002
• Member Scientific Board NWO-Computational Life Sciences, 2007-2011
• Member of board of Biometric Society region the Netherlands, 1994-1996
• Chair of examining board of Statistical Analyst A-VVS, official Dutch diploma, 1991-1994

Honors and awards
• Distinguished Scientist Stipend, Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), € 55k, 2009
• Elected member ‘Cream of Science’ by KNAW (Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences and Art) and NWO (Netherlands Scientific Research Organization), a selective group of distinguished scientists in the Netherlands, 2005
• Prestigious 5-year VICI-award for advanced investigators, NWO Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, € 1,250k, 2003
• Biometry Award 1998-1999, International Biometric Society, region NL
• Runner-Up Award 1996-1997, International Biometric Society, region NL

B. Selected peer-reviewed publications
See Google Scholar (total number of citations: 11778; H-index: 50; i10-index: 102  as of Nov 2015)

C. Research Support (selection from national and international research funding)
• co-PI on Genomics Coordination Centre; funded by University of Groningen and University Medical Centre Groningen, €2.5 million, 2009-2014
• co-PI on LifeLines, funded by NWO Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, €5 million, 2009-2014
• co-PI on Green Genetics; funded by NWO Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, €800k, 2009-2013
• Local-PI on Learning from Nature; funded by Netherlands Foundation for Applied Research, €675k, 2010-2015
• Local-PI on EURO-MOTOR (FP7 contract 259867); funded by EU, €400k, 2010-2014
• Local-PI on EURATRANS (FP7 contract 241504); funded by EU, €400k, 2009-2013
• Local-PI on PANACEA (FP7 contract 222936); funded by EU, €800k, 2009-2013
• Local-PI and WP3 leader on SYSGENET (FP7 contract BM0901), COST project funded by EU, 2009-2013
• PI on PhD student projects for Netherlands Genomics Initiative, €400k, 2008-2012
• Local-PI on Brassica Nutrigenomics; funded by Ministry of Economic Affairs, €500k, 2007-2010
• PI on VICI project; funded by NWO Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, €1.25 million, 2004-2009

D. Other
Invited keynote lectures
• Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, Manchester, September 2015
Efforts to inspire young researchers
• Training and mentoring
Dean of Talent Development, University of Groningen, since 2011
Author of Funding Your Career in Science, Cambridge University Press, 2013
Author of Developing a Talent for Science, Cambridge University Press, 2011
• Major NWO Young Investigator Awards for PhD students and postdocs of Groningen Bioinformatics Centre:
Y. Li (2013 VENI), M.H. Medema (2013 RUBICON and 2015 VENI), M. Colomé-Tatché (2012 MEERVOUD Female Investigator Award), F. Johannes (2010 VENI), J. Fu (2009 VENI and 2014 VIDI), L. Franke (2009 VENI and 2014 VIDI), M.A. Swertz (2008 RUBICON), R. Breitling (2008 VIDI)
• Major International Awards of (now former) group members
2009 Chinese Award for Outstanding Student Abroad for PhD student Y. Li (top-300 world, best NL)
2007 Chinese Award for Outstanding Student Abroad for PhD student J. Fu (top-300 world, best NL)
• Professorship positions of former group members:
As assistant professor (Dr. C.J. Albers, Faculty of Economy and Management, University of Groningen; Dr F. Johannes, Technical University of Münich; Dr. M. Colomé-Tatché, University Medical Centre Groningen; Richard Scheltema at University of Utrecht), as associate professor (Dr Dr. M.A. Swertz and J. Fu; Dr J.L. Jannink, Cornell University, USA) and as full professor (Dr R. Breitling, Manchester University, UK).