Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Medical School with honors

  • 1997
    Epidemiologist

  • 2000
    Doctorate with honors

  • 2001
    Ophthalmologist

  • 2001
    Fellow pathology Iowa University

  • 2002
    Fellow genetics Columbia University

  • 2003
    Senior Researcher Amsterdam University

  • 2007
    Associate professor Erasmus MC

  • 2011
    Professor Ophthalmology Erasmus MC Rotterdam the Netherlands

Selected publications

  • Thiadens AA, Phan TM, Zekveld-Vroon RC, Leroy BP, van den Born LI, Hoyng CB, Klaver CCW. Clinical course, genetic etiology, and visual outcome in cone and cone-rod dystrophy. Ophthalmology. 2012;119:819-26.

  • van Koolwijk LM, Ramdas WD, Ikram MK, Jansonius NM, Pasutto F, Hysi PG, Macgregor S, Janssen SF, Hewitt AW, Viswanathan AC, ten Brink JB, Hosseini SM, Amin N, Despriet DD, Willemse-Assink JJ, Kramer R, Rivadeneira F, Struchalin M, Aulchenko YS, Weisschuh N, Zenkel M, Mardin CY, Gramer E, Welge-Lüssen U, Montgomery GW, Carbonaro F, Young TL; DCCT/EDIC Research Group, Bellenguez C, McGuffin P, Foster PJ, Topouzis F, Mitchell P, Wang JJ, Wong TY, Czudowska MA, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Wolfs RC, de Jong PT, Oostra BA, Paterson AD; Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, Mackey DA, Bergen AA, Reis A, Hammond CJ, Vingerling JR, Lemij HG, Klaver CCW, van Duijn CM. Common genetic determinants of intraocular pressure and primary open-angle glaucoma. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1002611.

  • Ho L, van Leeuwen R, Witteman JC, van Duijn CM, Uitterlinden AG, Hofman A, de Jong PT, Vingerling JR, Klaver CCW. Reducing the Genetic Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration With Dietary Antioxidants, Zinc, and {omega}-3 Fatty Acids: The Rotterdam Study. Arch Ophthalmol 2011;129:758-66.

  • Solouki AM, Verhoeven VJ, van Duijn CM, Verkerk AJ, Ikram MK, Hysi PG, Despriet DD, van Koolwijk LM, Ho L, Ramdas WD, Czudowska M, Kuijpers RW, Amin N, Struchalin M, Aulchenko YS, van Rij G, Riemslag FC, Young TL, Mackey DA, Spector TD, Gorgels TG, Willemse-Assink JJ, Isaacs A, Kramer R, Swagemakers SM, Bergen AA, van Oosterhout AA, Oostra BA, Rivadeneira F, Uitterlinden AG, Hofman A, de Jong PT, Hammond CJ, Vingerling JR, Klaver CCW. A genome wide association study identifies a susceptibility locus for refractive error and myopia at 15q14. Nat Genet. 2010;42:897-901.

  • Thiadens AAHJ, den Hollander AI, Roosing S, Nabuurs SB, Zekveld-Vroon RC, Collin RW, De Baere E, Koenekoop RK, van Schooneveld MJ, Strom TM, van Lith-Verhoeven JJ, Lotery AJ, van Moll-Ramirez N, Leroy BP, van den Born LI, Hoyng CB, Cremers FP, Klaver CCW. Homozygosity mapping reveals PDE6C mutations in patients with early-onset cone disorders. Am J Hum Genet 2009;85:240-7.


Selected projects

  • Genetic epidemiology of 1. age-related macular degeneration; 2. myopia; 3. retinal dystrophies; 4. glaucoma

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific advisory board LSBS

  • Scientific advisory board Retina Nederland

  • MRace Erasmus MC Grant Committee

  • Mozaiek Grant Committee NWO

  • Member MolMed Erasmus MC

  • Member ARVO, international eye research organization

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • husband and 4 children


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