Wybo (W.J.) Dondorp

Room: B2.062


Personal statement:

Wybo Dondorp (1957) is Associate Professor of Biomedical ethics at the department of Health, Ethics & Society of Maastricht University since 2008. From 1993-2008 he worked as an ethicist for the Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheidsraad).

Research: main fields of interests are ethics of assisted reproduction, ethics of human pluripotent stemcell and embryo research, ethics of population screening, ethics of genomics and genetic testing.


Teaching: mainly ‘health ethics and law’ in the medical curriculum.

 Memberships (current):

  • Chair Special Interest Group Ethics, International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis and fetal therapy (ISPD) since 2014
  • Task Force / Special Interest Group Ethics & Law, European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology, since 2008 (chair 2011-2013)
  • Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheidsraad):committee on prenatal screening (since 2015)
  • Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheidsraad): permanent committee on population screening, since 2011
  • National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): programme committee on neonatal screening, since 2013
  • Netherlands Society of Clinical Genetics (VKGN). Working party on preconception carrier screening, since 2014
  • Netherlands Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NVOG): committee on late abortion, since 2010
  • Research-ethics committee Maastricht Academic Medical Centre, substitute member since 2009
  • Committee medico-ethical issues. Maastricht Academic Medical Centre, since 2008



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