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

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.

Side Activities

Functie                      nevenactiviteit soort                                                          

Lid van werkgroep     Werkgroep nevenbevindingen, kwaliteit (NIPT) RIVM       

editorial board           Editorial board BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth                   

Lid van werkgroep     Lid van werkgroep foetale echoscopie NVOG                     

Lid van kerngroep      Kerngroep NIPT Consortium                                             

Lid van bestuur          Dagelijks bestuur IMITAS     

Lid stuurgroep           Stuurgroep lid van Cintrin funds van ZONMW     

Medisch Adviseur      Medisch adviseur SPSRU

Raad van advies         Raad van advies van MEDSIN

Research Output (83)

Fetal MRI of the heart and brain in congenital heart disease

Moerdijk Anouk S., Claessens Nathalie HP, van Ooijen Inge M., van Ooij Pim, Alderliesten Thomas, Grotenhuis Heynric B., Bekker M. N., Benders M. J.N.L., Bohte A. E., Breur J. M.P.J., Charisopoulou D., Clur S. A., Cornette J. M.J., Fejzic Z., Franssen M. T.M., Frerich S., Geerdink L. M., Go A. T.J.I., Gommers S., Helbing W. A., Hirsch A., Holtackers R. J., Klein W. M., Krings G. J., Lamb H. J., Nijman M., Pajkrt E., Planken R. N., Schrauben E. M., Steenhuis T. J., ter Heide H., Vanagt W. Y.R., van Beynum I. M., van Gaalen M. D., van Iperen G. G., van Schuppen J., Willems T. P., Witters I., Jan 2023, In: The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 7 , p. 59-68 10 p.

Telemonitoring for COVID-19 positive pregnant women; feasibility and user experience of SAFE@home Corona:prospective pilot study

Moes Shinta L, Depmann Martine, Lely Titia A, Bekker Mireille N Dec 2022, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 22

Monoclonal antibodies effectively potentiate complement activation and phagocytosis of Staphylococcus epidermidis in neonatal human plasma

de Vor Lisanne, Beudeker Coco R., Flier Anne, Scheepmaker Lisette M., Aerts Piet C., Vijlbrief Daniel C., Bekker Mireille N., Beurskens Frank J., van Kessel Kok P.M., de Haas Carla J.C., Rooijakkers Suzan H.M., van der Flier Michiel 29 Jul 2022, In: Frontiers in Immunology. 13 , p. 1-14

Patient-Reported Outcome and Experience Measures in Perinatal Care to Guide Clinical Practice:Prospective Observational Study

Depla Anne Louise, Lamain-de Ruiter Marije, Laureij Lyzette T., Ernst-Smelt Hiske E., Hazelzet Jan A., Franx Arie, Bekker Mireille N., 1 Jul 2022, In: Journal of Medical Internet Research. 24 , p. 1-16

Clinical impact of additional findings detected by genome-wide non-invasive prenatal testing:Follow-up results of the TRIDENT-2 study

van Prooyen Schuurman Lisanne, Sistermans Erik A, Van Opstal Diane, Henneman Lidewij, Bekker Mireille N, Bax Caroline J, Pieters Mijntje J, Bouman Katelijne, de Munnik Sonja, den Hollander Nicolette S, Diderich Karin E M, Faas Brigitte H W, Feenstra Ilse, Go Attie T J I, Hoffer Mariëtte J V, Joosten Marieke, Komdeur Fenne L, Lichtenbelt Klaske D, Lombardi Maria P, Polak Marike G, Jehee Fernanda S, Schuring-Blom Heleen, Stevens Servi J C, Srebniak Malgorzata I, Suijkerbuijk Ron F, Tan-Sindhunata Gita M, van der Meij Karuna R M, van Maarle Merel C, Vernimmen Vivian, van Zelderen-Bhola Shama L, van Ravesteyn Nicolien T, Knapen Maarten F C M, Macville Merryn V E, Galjaard Robert-Jan H, 2 Jun 2022, In: American Journal of Human Genetics. 109 , p. 1140-1152 13 p.

Evaluation of low-dose aspirin in the prevention of recurrent spontaneous preterm labour (the APRIL study):A multicentre, randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial

Landman Anadeijda J.E.M.C., de Boer Marjon A., Visser Laura, Nijman Tobias A.J., Hemels Marieke A.C., Naaktgeboren Christiana N., van der Weide Marijke C., Mol Ben W., van Laar Judith O.E.H., Papatsonis Dimitri N.M., Bekker Mireille N., van Drongelen Joris, van Pampus Mariëlle G., Sueters Marieke, van der Ham David P., Sikkema J. Marko, Zwart Joost J., Huisjes Anjoke J.M., van Huizen Marloes E., Kleiverda Gunilla, Boon Janine, Franssen Maureen T.M., Hermes Wietske, Visser Harry, de Groot Christianne J.M., Oudijk Martijn A. Feb 2022, In: PLoS Medicine. 19

Digital decision aid for prenatal counseling in imminent extreme premature labor:development and pilot testing

van den Heuvel Josephus F.M., Hogeveen Marije, Lutke Holzik Margo, van Heijst Arno F.J., Bekker Mireille N., Geurtzen Rosa 6 Jan 2022, In: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 22

Study protocol of the PIMPI-project, a cohort study on acceptance, tolerability and immunogenicity of second trimester maternal pertussis immunization in relation to term and preterm infants

Immink Maarten M., Bekker Mireille N., de Melker Hester E., Rots Nynke Y., Sanders Elisabeth A.M., van der Maas Nicoline A.T. Dec 2021, In: BMC Infectious Diseases. 21 , p. 1-9

Implementation of a standard outcome set in perinatal care:a qualitative analysis of barriers and facilitators from all stakeholder perspectives

Depla Anne L., Crombag Neeltje M., Franx Arie, Bekker Mireille N. Dec 2021, In: BMC Health Services Research. 21 , p. 1-13

Factors associated with poor outcome in fetuses prenatally diagnosed with sacrococcygeal teratoma

van Heurn Lieke J., Coumans Audrey B.C., Derikx Joep P.M., Bekker Mireille N., Bilardo Katia M., Duin Leonie K., Knapen Maarten F.C.M., Pajkrt Eva, Sikkel Esther, van Heurn L. W.Ernest, Oepkes Dick Oct 2021, In: Prenatal Diagnosis. 41 , p. 1430-1438 9 p.

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