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International Scientific Expert Consortium

The expert consortium is an international scientific advisory committee. The  members are appointed by the board. The consortium follows bylaws and can give a binding advice to the board. Currently, the consortium is composed of:

  • Dr. Hani Atrash, Div. Healthy Start and Perinatal Services, Maternal and Child Healtu Burea, US Dep. of Health and Human Services, Washington DC, United States.
  • Prof.dr.Inez de Beaufort, Dep. Health Ethics, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Margot van de Bor, Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Coleen Boyle*, PhD Centres of Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, United Sates
  • Prof. Ann-Mari Brubakk, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, Children's and Women's Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Prof.dr. Arnold Christianson (co-chair)* Wits Centre for Ethics (WCE), University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Sout Africa
  • Martha Carvalho, Brazilian Genetic Alliance of parent/patient organisations, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Prof. Martina Cornel*, Free University, Dep. of Community Genetics and Public Health Genomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Lidewij Henneman, Dep.Clinical Genetics, section Comm. Genetics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
  • Chris Howson*, PhD, March of Dimes, Global Programs, New York, United States
  • Dr. Lieke de Jong, General Practise, Advisor Healthy Pregnancy for all, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Leo ten Kate,International Multidisciplinary Community Genetics Network, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Alastair Kent*,International Genetic Alliance of parent and patient organisations IGA, London, United Kingdom
  • Prof. dr. Nine Knoers, Dep.Med.Genetics, Dutch Society Clinical Genetics, Universaty Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Ulf Kristoffersson,University and Regional Laboratories and Lund University, Department of Clinical Genetics & Rotary, Lund, Sweden
  • Prof. dr. Dick Lindhout*, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), SEIN Heemstede, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Helen Malherbe*, Genetic Alliance, University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), South Africa
  • Prof. Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo*,International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research , Rome, Italy
  • Prof. Irmgard Nippert (co-chair)*, Women’s Health, Westfahlen University, Muenster, Germany & WAO, Germany
  • Dr. Leana Olivier, Foundation for Alcohol Related Research, Cape Town, South Africa. 
  • Prof. Carmencita Padilla, University of the Philippines, Dep. of Pediatrics, Manila, Philippines
  • Prof. Victor Penchaszadeh, Universidad Nacional de La Matanza, Department of Health Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ysbrand Poortman*, Rotary Baarn/Soest, International Genetic Alliance (IGA), The Netherlands
  • Anna Rajab, PhD, Genetic Centre /Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
  • Prof.dr. Tessa Roseboom, Early Dev, and Health, Dep. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dep.of Clin. Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Jacques Scheres,  European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control / Rotary, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Jai Rup Singh,Central  University of Punjab, Department of Human Genetics, Mohali, India
  • Prof. Eric Steegers,Erasmus University, Dep. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Regine Steegers-Theunisse,Erasmus University, Dep. of Perinatal epidemiology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Rumen Stefanov, Medical University of Plovdiv, Dep. of Social Medicine and Public Health, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Prof. Pauline Verloove*,Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) & Rotary, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Ishwar Verma,Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Center of Medical Genetics, New Dehli, India
  • Prof. dr. G.H.A. Visser*, chair FIGO Committee Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health
  • Elsbeth van Vliet MD, Dutch Genetic Alliance, College of Perinatal Care (RIVM), Centre for Hereditary Information, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Peter Weber,DSM, Nutritional Products, Basel / Augst, Switzerland
  • Prof.dr. Guido de Wert, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health, Ethics & Society, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Prof.dr. Khaled Yunis, American University of Beirut, Dep.of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Div. of Nenonatology, Dir.Nat. Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Prof. Nanbert Zhong,Beijing University,  Department of Medical Genetics, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing

* executive member of the consortium