Annet Simons clinical laboratory genetisistAnnet Simons studied biology and received her PhD from the Radboud University Nijmegen in 1999, where she studied complex (cyto)genetic abnormalities in human solid tumors. Subsequently, Annet has received the degree of Clinical Laboratory Geneticist (Genome Diagnostics) in 2006 and is working as such since then in the oncogenetic diagnostics team. She is specialized in (cyto)genetic diagnostics (karyotyping, FISH and microarray-based genomic profiling) of hematological malignancies as well as in genetic diagnostics of hereditary cancers and immune deficiencies (Sanger sequencing and next generation sequencing techniques). Next to these routine diagnostic tasks she is actively involved in improving genetic diagnostics and introducing new technologies in cancer genetics.
Annet is a member of the international standing committee for cytogenetic nomenclature (ISCN, international system for cytogenetic nomenclature).