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Robert Jan-Galjaard

Dhr. dr. R.J.H. Galjaard

Robert Jan Galjaard

Works in the field of genetic prenatal diagnosis since 1991. He obtained a degree as a clinical geneticist, clinical genetic laboratory specialist in prenatal cytogenetics, and was trained in DNA research/positional cloning/mapping studies of neurological- and limb disorders. Over a decade he has been heading the prenatal cytogenetic laboratory and clinical genetic prenatal staff of the Erasmus MC Rotterdam that have been conducting co-development, implementation and follow-up of new genetic technologies in prenatal medicine. His main research interests regards medical, ethical and psychological aspects of introduction of new techniques in prenatal medicine and pre-implantation genetic screening. He has led, and his team has conducted mainly translational research in the field of prenatal genetics. He has advised the Government, local institutions and trained people in the set-up of his field in countries like Georgia and Iran. He was and is member of several Dutch committees related to his working field, for instance the Dutch committee on indications for PGD, member of the Dutch Centraal Orgaan on prenatal screening, Chair Dutch Working group on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy.


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