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|Born||23 May 1936|
|Died||5 October 2020(aged 84)|
|Alma mater||Utrecht University|
|Known for||Discovering cause of chronic myelogenous leukemia|
|Awards||Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (1995)|
|Institutions||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
Dirk Bootsma (23 May 1936 – 5 October 2020) was a Dutch geneticist. He was a professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam between 1969 and 2002. He and his research group discovered the cause of chronic myelogenous leukemia and pushed for the understanding of the nucleotide excision repair.
Bootsma was elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization in 1976. He was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1983. Bootsma was elected a member of the Academia Europaea in 1991.
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