prof. dr. M.N. (Mireille) Bekker MD

Full Professor
prof. dr. M.N. (Mireille) Bekker MD
  • Birth Center Obstetrics - Medical

Research Programs





Mireille Bekker completed her training in Medicine at the VU Medical Center  in Amsterdam and subsequently obtained her MD in 2002. She performed research on the pathofysiology of the increased nuchal translucency in several mouse models and human fetuses. Her research focussed on fetal cardiovascular and lymphatic development. During her research she worked at the department of Anatomy and Embryology of the Leiden University Center in Leiden and the department of obstetrics in the VU Medical Center. She was awarded her PhD in 2007. She started her training to become a gynecologist in 2005 and became a senior specialist registrar Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2011. During her clinical training years she continued to work on her research regarding the development of cardiovascular and lymphatic development together with the departments of Anatomy and Embryology of the Academic Medical Center and Immunology of the VU Medical Center. This was rewarded by the PhD thesis of Yolande de Mooij in 2011. From 2011 till 2014 she performed a fellowship Perinatology in the VU Medical Center and Radboud University Center in Nijmegen. Since june 2015 she works in the University Medical Center of Utrecht as a gynaecologist-perinatologist.


Her current research focuses on intrauterine fetal development and long term-outcomes; prenatal screening, diagnosis and therapy (ultrasound/MRI/genetic testing); genetic disorders and innovation &technologies in obstetric health care.

Research Output (51)

Background incidence rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes in the Netherlands:Data of 2006-2018

Immink Maarten M, Koole Sanne, Bekker Mireille N, Groenendaal Floris, Kemmeren Jeanet M, de Melker Hester E, van der Maas Nicoline A T jan 2021, In: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 256 , p. 274-280 7 p.

User Experiences With and Recommendations for Mobile Health Technology for Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy:Mixed Methods Study

Jongsma Karin Rolanda, van den Heuvel Josephus F M, Rake Jasmijn, Bredenoord Annelien L, Bekker Mireille N 4 aug 2020, In: JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 8

Intrinsic transcriptomic sex differences in human endothelial cells at birth and in adults are associated with coronary artery disease targets

Hartman Robin J G, Kapteijn Daniek M C, Haitjema Saskia, Bekker Mireille N, Mokry Michal, Pasterkamp Gerard, Civelek Mete, den Ruijter Hester M 23 jul 2020, In: Scientific Reports. 10 12 p.

Home-based telemonitoring versus hospital admission in high risk pregnancies:A qualitative study on women's experiences

Van Den Heuvel J. F.M., Teunis C. J., Franx A., Crombag N. M.T.H., Bekker M. N. 4 feb 2020, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 20 9 p.

TRIDENT-2:National Implementation of Genome-wide Non-invasive Prenatal Testing as a First-Tier Screening Test in the Netherlands

van der Meij Karuna R.M., Sistermans Erik A., Macville Merryn V.E., Stevens Servi J.C., Bax Caroline J., Bekker Mireille N., Bilardo Caterina M., Boon Elles M.J., Boter Marjan, Diderich Karin E.M., de Die-Smulders Christine E.M., Duin Leonie K., Faas Brigitte H.W., Feenstra Ilse, Haak Monique C., Hoffer Mariëtte J.V., den Hollander Nicolette S., Hollink Iris H.I.M., Jehee Fernanda S., Knapen Maarten F.C.M., Kooper Angelique J.A., van Langen Irene M., Lichtenbelt Klaske D., Linskens Ingeborg H., van Maarle Merel C., Oepkes Dick, Pieters Mijntje J., Schuring-Blom G. Heleen, Sikkel Esther, Sikkema-Raddatz Birgit, Smeets Dominique F.C.M., Srebniak Malgorzata I., Suijkerbuijk Ron F., Tan-Sindhunata Gita M., van der Ven A. Jeanine E.M., van Zelderen-Bhola Shama L., Henneman Lidewij, Galjaard Robert Jan H., Van Opstal Diane, Weiss Marjan M., 5 dec 2019, In: American Journal of Human Genetics. 105 , p. 1091-1101 11 p.

The clinical benefit of genome-wide cfDNA testing cannot be extrapolated from CVS data

Sistermans Erik A., Van Opstal Diane, Bekker Mireille N., Pertile Mark D. 6 nov 2019, In: Genetics in Medicine. 22 , p. 657-658 2 p.

HOspital care versus TELemonitoring in high-risk pregnancy (HOTEL):Study protocol for a multicentre non-inferiority randomised controlled trial

Van Den Heuvel Josephus F.M., Ganzevoort Wessel, De Haan-Jebbink Jiska M., Van Der Ham David P., Deurloo Koen L., Seeber Laura, Franx Arie, Bekker Mireille N. 28 okt 2019, In: BMJ Open. 9

Prediction model of postnatal renal function in fetuses with lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO)—Development and internal validation

Duin Leonie K., Fontanella Federica, Groen Henk, Adama van Scheltema Phebe N., Cohen-Overbeek Titia E., Pajkrt Eva, Bekker Mireille, Willekes Christine, Bax Caroline J., Oepkes Dick, Bilardo Caterina M. 28 okt 2019, In: Prenatal Diagnosis. 39 , p. 1235-1241 7 p.

SAFE@HOME – Feasibility study of a telemonitoring platform combining blood pressure and preeclampsia symptoms in pregnancy care

van den Heuvel Josephus F.M., Kariman Shariva S., van Solinge Wouter W., Franx Arie, Lely A. Titia, Bekker Mireille N. 15 jul 2019, In: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 240 , p. 226-231 6 p.

Fetal megacystis:a lot more than LUTO

Fontanella F, Maggio L, Verheij J B G M, Duin L K, Adama Van Scheltema P N, Cohen-Overbeek T E, Pajkrt E, Bekker M, Willekes C, Bax C J, Gracchi V, Oepkes D, Bilardo C M 1 jun 2019, In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 53 , p. 779-787 9 p.

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