Prof. Jolande Land

Jolande Land, PhD, MD

Associate professor

Focus areas

Epidemiology, diagnostics, immunogenetics and valorization of chlamydia trachomatis infections in relation to tubal pathology and infertility


J.A. Land, PhD, MD
Maastricht University
Institute for Public Health Genomics
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
T: +31 (0)43 3881275

Curriculum vitae

Jolande Land studied medicine in Maastricht. In 1985 she defended her PhD thesis on 'Early embryonic development in the Fallopian tube – a microsurgical study in the rabbit'. In 1990 she registered as a gynaecologist. From 1990-2006 she was a staff member in the division of Reproductive Medicine in the Maastricht University Medical Center. Her research in Maastricht focussed on chlamydia, infertility and tubal pathology.

From 2006-2017 she was a full professor in Reproductive Medicine and head of the division of Reproductive Medicine in the University Medical Center in Groningen. In Groningen she was involved in research projects on obesity, lifestyle and infertility.

In October 2017 she returned to Maastricht University as an associate professor and senior-researcher in the department of Public Health Genomics in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. She participates in national and international projects on chlamydia research in close collaboration with the department of Immunogenetics in the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam and the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM).

She has been associate editor of leading journals in the field of reproductive medicine (Human Reproduction and Human Reproduction Update), member the MTA-task force of the National Health Counsil (Gezondheidsraad), and is currently a member of the National Committee on Human Research of the Dutch Ministry of Health (CCMO).

Main publications

Land JA, Evers JLH, Goossens VJ. How to use chlamydia antibody testing in subfertility patients. Hum Reprod 1998,13:101-5.

Den Hartog JE, Morré SA, Land JA. Chlamydia trachomatis-associated tubal factor subfertility: immunogenetic aspects and serological screening. Hum Reprod Update 2006, 12(6):719-30.

Dumoulin JC, Land JA, Van Montfoort AP, Nelissen EC, Coonen E, Derhaag JG, Schreurs IL, Dunselman GA, Kester AD, Geraedts JP, Evers JL. Effect of in vitro culture of human embryos on birthweight of newborns. Hum Reprod 2010, 25(3):605-12.

Land JA, van Bergen JEAM, Morré SA, Postma MJ. Epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women and the cost-effectiveness of screening. Hum Reprod Update 2010,16(2):189-204.

Dul EC, van Echten-Arends J, Groen H, Dijkhuizen T, Land JA, van Ravenswaaij-Arts CM. Chromosomal abnormalities in azoospermic and non-azoospermic infertile men: numbers needed to be screened to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes. Hum Reprod. 2012,27(9):2850-6.

Mutsaerts MA, van Oers AM, Groen H, Burggraaff JM, Kuchenbecker WK, Perquin DA, Koks CA, van Golde R, Kaaijk EM, Schierbeek JM, Oosterhuis GJ, Broekmans FJ, Bemelmans WJ, Lambalk CB, Verberg MF, van der Veen F, Klijn NF, Mercelina PE, van Kasteren YM, Nap AW, Brinkhuis EA, Vogel NE, Mulder RJ, Gondrie ET, de Bruin JP, Sikkema JM, de Greef MH, ter Bogt NC, Land JA, Mol BW, Hoek A. Randomized trial of a lifestyle program in obese infertile women. N Engl J Med 2016, 374(20):1942-53.