Annelien Bredenoord PhD

University Medical Center Utrecht

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Annelien Bredenoord is an assistant professor of biomedical ethics at UMC Utrecht. She studied theology and political science at Leiden University and obtained her PhD at Maastricht University for conducting a EU-funded project entitled 'Ethics at the interface of reproductive medicine and genetic technology: the case of mitochondrial disorders'.

At the UMC Utrecht, she examines the ethical issues raised by translational research, particularly the rapid developments in regenerative medicine, stem cell research, genetics/genomics and biobanking. She is supervisor of several PhD students, among which in a ZonMw funded project on the ethics of pediatric biobanks and a BioMedical Materials Program (BMM) funded project on the ethics of novel regenerative technology. She obtained a VENI-grant to study the ethics of pluripotent stem cell research ("Ethics of translational stem cell research: moving pluripotent stem cells to the clinic").

She is member of several (inter)national committees among which the Young Health Council of the Netherlands (Jonge Gezondheidsraad), UMC Utrecht's Research Ethics Committee (METC), National Indication Committee Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and the International Stem Cell Forum Ethics Working Party.