Malou Heijligers, MD

PhD student, clinical geneticist in training

Focus areas

Research regarding preimplantation genetic diagnosis


Malou Heijligers, MD
Maastricht UMC+
Clinical Genetics
PO Box 5800
6202 AZ Maastricht
T: (+31) (0)43 3875855

Curriculum vitae

Malou Heijligers, MD studied Medicine at the Maastricht University and graduated in 2013. Since October 2013 she works as a clinical geneticist in training at the department of Clinical Genetics at Maastricht UMC+. Besides, she is working as a researcher under supervision of prof. Christine de Die-Smulders, MD, PhD and Yvonne Arens, MD, PhD, on the project involving the follow-up of 5-year old children born after PGD. Follow-up data on children born after PGD are scarce and long-term studies on PGD children have not been conducted in the Netherlands. The primary aim of this study is to assess the safety of PGD with regard to the health and development of the children.