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Terry Gerardus Johannes Derks (MD, PhD)


Consultant in Pediatric Inherited Metabolic Diseases
University Medical Center Groningen

  • Principle investigator at the Groningen University Institute for Drug Exploration (GUIDE)
  • Coordinator of 2 nationally endorsed centers of expertise (Hepatic glycogen storage diseases & MCADD and MADD)


Fellowship in Metabolic Diseases - UMCG

  • 08/2011-07/2012 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 05/2013 University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Residency in Pediatrics - UMCG & Martini Hospital Groningen

PhD in Medicine - University of Groningen

  • Thesis defense: 28/02/2007
  • Thesis title: ‘MCAD deficiency, clinical and laboratory studies’
  • Supervisors: prof dr PJJ Sauer, prof dr F Kuipers, prof dr GPA Smit, prof dr DJ Reijngoud

Doctor of Medicine (cum laude) - Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 12/2001-01/2002 Clinical pediatric clerkship Tygerberg Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South-Africa
  • 08/1999-02/2000 Research fellowship biochemistry. Title: ‘Chimeras of H+ ,K+ -ATPase and Na+ ,K+ -ATPase’. Supervisors: prof Dr JJHHM de Pont and Dr Ir J Koenderink

Organisational / managerial skills

2019-present Chairman “Vereniging tot bevordering onderzoek Erfelijke - Stofwisselingsziekten Nederland (ESN)”
2018-present Work Package leader “Knowledge and data sharing” in“United for Metabolic Diseases”
2017-present Member of the UMCG Medical Ethics Committee
2016-present Member of the MetabERN Medical Executive Board
       Work Package leader “Virtual Counseling Framework”
       Subnetwork coordinator “Carbohydrate, fatty acid oxidation and ketone bodies diseases"
2017 Chair and scientific organization International GSD Conference
2016 Member expert panel working group expanded Dutch Neonatal Screening Program
2013-2017 Secretary of the Dutch Pediatric Association Section Metabolic Diseases