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.

Research Output (55)

A prospective population-based multicentre study on the impact of maternal body mass index on adverse pregnancy outcomes:Focus on normal weight

van Hoorn Fieke, de Wit Leon, van Rossem Lenie, Jambroes Marielle, Groenendaal Floris, Kwee Anneke, Lamain-de Ruiter Marije, Franx Arie, van Rijn Bas B, Koster Maria P H, Bekker Mireille N sep 2021, In: PLoS ONE. 16 , p. e0257722

Implementation of a first-trimester prognostic model to improve screening for gestational diabetes mellitus

van Hoorn Fieke, Koster Maria P H, Kwee Anneke, Groenendaal Floris, Franx Arie, Bekker Mireille N, 13 apr 2021, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 21

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.

Prognostic models versus single risk factor approach in first trimester selective screening for gestational diabetes mellitus:a prospective population-based multicentre cohort study

van Hoorn Fieke, Ph Koster Maria, Naaktgeboren Christiana A, Groenendaal Floris, Kwee Anneke, Lamain-de Ruiter Marije, Franx Arie, Bekker Mireille N 1 sep 2020, In: BJOG - An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 128 , p. 645-654 10 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

Effect of maternal diabetes on fetal heart function on echocardiography:systematic review and meta-analysis

Depla A L, de Wit L, Steenhuis T J, Slieker M G, Voormolen D N, Scheffer P G, de Heus R, van Rijn B B, Bekker M N 30 jul 2020, In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 57 , p. 539-550 12 p.

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.

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