Mieke van Haelst

PROF.DR., (Principal Investigator), Professor


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Research interests

Dr. Mieke van Haelst is a consultant clinical geneticist, highly experienced in pediatric genetics and genetics of obesity disorders. She has a strong research interest in identifying new genetic causes of rare Mendelian diseases. Fruitful international collaborations already successfully led to detection of novel genetic causes of rare diseases published in high impact journals. She has set up several molecular diagnostic genetic services for these disorders. She is the president of the Dutch Society of Human Genetics (NVHG), chair of the committee for Dutch Genetics Conferences and organizer the bi-annual joint Dutch-British Clinical Genetics Meetings. She has initiated yearly European Clinics for rare genetic disorders (Cantu clinic, 16p11.2 clinic and STXBP1 clinic) and is the founder of the European obesity genetic collaboration meeting. She is a faculty member of the Indian UK education forum participating in yearly lectures at Indian Universities. At the moment she is supervising 6 PhD students and the Lead Trainer for Specialist Registrars in Clinical Genetics at VUmc, Amsterdam.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

hoogleraar ‘Klinische Genetica’, Amsterdam UMC - University of Amsterdam

30 Aug 2022 → …

Award Date: 30 Aug 2022

Unknown, BKO (basis kwalificatie onderwijs), Faculty of Medicine VU

8 May 20208 May 2022

Award Date: 8 May 2020

Unknown, BROK, Faculty of Medicine VU

14 Jan 202014 Jan 2023

Award Date: 14 Jan 2020

External positions

President, Dutch Society for Human Genetics (NVHG)

1 Jan 20181 Jan 2999

Board member, Dutch Society for Human Genetics (NVHG)

1 Jan 20161 Jan 2018

Chair of the conference organisation (LOG), Dutch Society of Clinical Genetics

1 Jan 20141 Jan 2018

Board member of the conference organisation (LOG), Dutch Society of Clinical Genetics

1 Jan 20101 Jan 2014

Member of the plenary board, Dutch Society of Clinical Genetics

1 Jan 20101 Jan 2018

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