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Henri (han) Brunner

MD, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics
Radbound University Nijmegen Medical Center and Maastricht University Medical Centre
The Netherlands

Han Brunner is  full professor and head of the department of Human Genetics at Nijmegen University Hospital, and  Maastricht University Medical Center, in the  Netherlands. He served as board member  of the Dutch, European (president in 2014-2015) and American Societies of Human Genetics. He was elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Academia Europea. He is a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion since 2013. He received the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine 2016, he 2017 Carter medal of the British Clinical Genetics Society, and the Medal of Honour of the German Society of Human Genetics. Han Brunner discovered a large number of disease genes, and by applying cutting- technologies (genomic microarrays, exome sequencing, and whole genome sequencing) to understand  genetic diseases. Much of his work is on neurodevelopmental conditions such as intellectual disability and abnormal behavior.