ServiceXS, Leiden

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General Description
ServiceXS is a leading service company in the area of molecular genetics. The company’s main activities are next-generation sequencing (NGS), gene expression analysis, SNP discovery, SNP genotyping and methylation analysis. After its foundation in 2002 ServiceXS was one of the first companies to provide expression profiling analyses to its customers. In 2006 ServiceXS was the first company in Europe to offer next-generation sequencing services. Three years later ServiceXS was the first service provider world-wide to offer single molecule sequencing technology.In 2011 the company obtained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for these services. ServiceXS is based in Leiden, The Netherlands, and employs 26 staff members.

Key Personnel
Bart Janssen, Ph.D Prof. Dr. Bart Janssen is working with ServiceXS since 2007. Moreover, he has a honorary professorship with the Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg. He is a molecular geneticist with a special interest in positional cloning and molecular diagnostics. He studied biology in Leiden and obtained his PhD in Rotterdam. Prof. Janssen has been successfully involved in the identification of a significant number of genes relevant to human kidney disease: TSC1 and TSC2 causing tuberous sclerosis, PKD1 causing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, and CNDP1 involved in diabetic nephropathy. From 1996 to 2007 he was the head of the molecular diagnostics laboratory at the Institute of Human Genetics in Heidelberg. He is now Innovation and Quality Manager at ServiceXS and network coordinator of the European project FAST-SEQ. His work resulted in 58 publications and several patents. In iMODE-CKD, he will be the main supervisor of ERS8.

Wilbert van Workum, Ph.D. Dr. Ir. Wilbert van Workum is Business Development Director of ServiceXS and is amongst others involved in innovation and product development. He studied molecular sciences in Wageningen and obtained his PhD in Leiden. Wilbert cloned during his PhD period a number of genes involved in polysaccharide biosynthesis in the gram-negative bacterium Rhizobium leguminosarum. After his PhD, Wilbert worked for TNO at the Division of Toxicology and was involved in several international projects regarding biosafety of industrial chemicals and agrochemicals. In 2002 Wilbert co-founded ServiceXS, one of the first genomics service providers in Europe.
















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