Our purpose

We are a horizontal program, bringing together all researchers and clinicians involved in (clinical) research with and for children, their parents, and their caretakers, aiming to provide high-class studies.


See some of the most important goals for this research program.

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We want to further improve the entire spectrum of prevention, diagnostics, therapy, care and innovation in all stages from preconception, pregnancy, and childhood to transition into adulthood. We do this by sub-aims:

  • Personalized
    Patient-oriented with rapid and accurate molecular and genetic diagnostics and clinical phenotyping; person-oriented with careful assessment of the psychosocial and societal context.
  • Predicitve
    A thorough study of disease course, disease mechanisms, biomarkers, modifiers and the response to therapeutic intervention.
  • Preventive
    From preimplantation genetic diagnosis, prenatal and neonatal diagnosis, to lifestyle interventions.
  • Participatory
    Patient- and parent advisory board; Nursing science; Educational research; Biobanking.

Research groups contributing to this research program


prof. dr. Michiel Schreuder

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