Titia Sixma



Division of Biochemistry

Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121,

1066 CX Amsterdam,The Netherlands

Phone: +31-20-5121959/50

E-mail: t.sixma @ nki.nl


Current posit

Groupleader Netherlands Cancer Institute Amsterdam

Division head Biochemistry (2008-present)

Honorary Professor of Structural Biology ErasmusMC,

            Rotterdam (2004-present)


Honors and personal fellowships

NWO Talent program stipend (1992)

Netherlands Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  Prize (NVBMB) (1994)

NWO Pionier award (2002)

Member of Center for Biomedical Genetics (2004- present)

Fulbright Senior Fellowship (2004)

EMBO member (2004)

Member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) (2008)

Member of the Academia Europaea (2008)

ERC advanced grant (2009)


Professional Activities

Board member: Netherlands Association for Crystallography (NVK) (1996-2008)

Board member: Netherlands Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NVBMB) (2009- present)

Board of the study section on proteins of NWO-CW, 2002-2005

Dean of graduate school Oncology Amsterdam (OOA), 2003- present

Ad hoc Site visition Helmholtz Foundation, CNIO, EMBL (2005-2007)

Member EMBL Scientific Advisory Committee (2006-present)

Member PDBe Scientific Advisory committee (2008-present)

Member Scientific advisory committee Pepscan (2002-2008)

Consultant Mission (2012)



1980-1987            Chemistry University Utrecht

1987-1992            Ph. D., Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Supervisor: Wim G. J. Hol)

1992-1994            Post-doctoral Fellow, Yale University (Sponsor: Paul B. Sigler)

1994-present        Group leader Netherlands Cancer Institute

                                    AvL Fellow (1994-2001)

                                    Permanent Faculty (2001-  present)

2004-present        Honorary Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

2004-2005            Sabbatical Stanford University (Sponsor: Peter K. Jackson)

Publications (1997-present)

Earlier publications