Jacqueline CM Witteman (Colorado 2.1)

, (1960-2018)

Jacqueline Witteman is very well known for her role in the Rotterdam study, the largest population-based cohort in the Netherlands, and generation R cohort. This provided a great opportunity for clinical research. As an epidemiologist, she was interested to elucidate the role of genetics in coronary heart disease. But she also worked on improvement of visualization techniques for atherosclerotic plaque area. Her contribution to the discovery of the genetic landscape for coronary heart disease was crucial as reflected by the large number of publications in several renown journals, including Nature.