Terry Derks, MD/PhD, pediatrician consultant metabolic medicine University of Groningen UMC Groningen Beatrix Children’s Hospital Section of Metabolic Diseases Hanzeplein 1 9700 RB Groningen the Netherlands Expert in Inborn errors of metabolism Neonatal screening Hepatic glycogen storage diseases (GSD) Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) Multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD)
University of Groningen UMC Groningen, the Netherlands
Dr Terry Derks main domains of research are liver glycogen storage diseases (GSD), disorders of mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation and neonatal screening. International sharing of knowledge and data is crucial for patients with rare diseases.
His international orientation is reflected by his professional education, international participation in scientific conferences and meetings of patients’ organizations, and coordination of the Summer School Pediatrics at University of Groningen institute for international biomedical students.
During the IGSD2017 conference in Groningen, Dr Derks initiated the James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) for liver GSD.