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Dirk Bootsma
Born (1936-05-23)23 May 1936
Died 5 October 2020(2020-10-05) (aged 84)
Nationality Dutch
Alma mater Utrecht University
Known for Discovering cause of chronic myelogenous leukemia
Awards Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (1995)
Scientific career
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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