Sjeng Kerbusch

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Sjeng Kerbusch
Born 1947
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Died 1 March 1991
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Citizenship Dutch
Alma mater Radboud University Nijmegen
Scientific career
Fields Behavioural genetics
Institutions Radboud University Nijmegen
Doctoral advisor J. Vossen
Notable students Franz-Josef van der Staay
Influenced Wim Crusio

Sjeng Kerbusch (1947 - March 1, 1991) was a Dutch behavior geneticist.

A native of Maastricht, he obtained his Ph.D. from the Catholic University Nijmegen in 1974[1] as the third Dutchman in this field.[2] Kerbusch' specialism was the application of quantitative-genetic methods, especially diallel crosses and Mendelian crosses, to the analysis of behavior. From 1984-1987, he was President of the Dutch Behavior Genetics Contact Group and in 1988 he was local host for the 18th Annual Meeting of the Behavior Genetics Association held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.[3] Kerbusch died at Nijmegen from complications after a lung transplant.[2]

Notable publications[edit]

  • Peeters BWMM; Kerbusch JML; Coenen AML; Vossen JMH; van Luijtelaar ELJM (May 1992). "Genetics of spike-wave discharges in the electroencephalogram (EEG) of the WAG/Rij inbred rat strain: a classical mendelian crossbreeding study". Behavior Genetics. 22 (3): 361–8. PMID 1616465. doi:10.1007/BF01066667. 
  • Peeters BWMM; Kerbusch JML; van Luijtelaar ELJM; Vossen JMH; Coenen AML (May 1990). "Genetics of absence epilepsy in rats". Behavior Genetics. 20 (3): 453–60. PMID 2116125. doi:10.1007/BF01065569. 
  • van Luijtelaar ELJM; van der Staay FJ; Kerbusch JML (August 1989). "Spatial memory in rats: a cross validation study". The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. B, Comparative and Physiological Psychology. 41 (3): 287–306. PMID 2798928. 


  1. ^ J.M.L. Kerbusch, 1974. Genetic analysis of exploratory behaviour, simple learning behaviour and cerebral AChE and ChE activities in mice by means of the diallel method. Ph.D. thesis, Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 63 + 32 pp.
  2. ^ a b Crusio, W.E. (1991). "Obituary Sjeng Kerbusch (1947-1991)". Behavior Genetics. 21 (5): 431–432. doi:10.1007/BF01066721. 
  3. ^ "Historical table of BGA Meetings". Home page. Behavior Genetics Association. Retrieved 2012-10-26.