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van Summeren

Assistant Professor - medical


After her PhD thesis on “Vitamin K dependent proteins in children), mrs. Van Summeren participated in a project on immunology of obesity. Within this project, an ethical part, on the moral acceptability of gastric banding in adolescent obesity, was included (a zonMW funded project). Presently, together with Ineke Bolt (Institute of Ethics, Universiteit Utrecht), she has initiated an ethical project on informed consent in Whole exome sequencing (WES). Her main goal is to set up a line of research within the field of applied ethics, in which various actual and concrete ethical dilemmas in paediatrics are investigated by conducting empirical ethical research. The aim is to gain insight about the experiences and views of patients and their parents and practitioners which will be further explored and normative ethically analysed. The aim in conducting this line of research is to articulate and develop tailor-made ethical frameworks and principles that provide normative orientation to actual moral paediatric issues. In this way, a contribution to an adequate ethical framework and concrete guidelines for paediatric patient care and policy-making will be made.

Recent publications

Hope, but never expect? Candice Cornelis, Aad Tibben, Eva Brilstra, Ineke Bolt, Marieke van Summeren, Nine Knoers, Annelien L Bredenoord
Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine, 2024, vol. 12
Uncertain futures and unsolicited findings in pediatric genomic sequencing Candice Cornelis, Wybo Dondorp, Ineke Bolt, Guido de Wert, Marieke van Summeren, Eva Brilstra, Nine Knoers, Annelien L Bredenoord
BMC Medical Ethics, 2023, vol. 24
'We Should View Him as an Individual' W Dondorp, I Bolt, A Tibben, G De Wert, M Van Summeren
Health care analysis : HCA : journal of health philosophy and policy, 2021, vol. 29, p.249-261
Parents, their children, whole exome sequencing and unsolicited findings Aad Tibben, Wybo Dondorp, Candice Cornelis, Nine Knoers, Eva Brilstra, Marieke van Summeren, Ineke Bolt
European Journal of Human Genetics, 2021, vol. 29, p.911-919
Whole-exome sequencing in pediatrics Candice Cornelis, Aad Tibben, Wybo Dondorp, Mieke van Haelst, Annelien L Bredenoord, Nine Knoers, Marcus Düwell, Ineke Bolt, Marieke van Summeren
European Journal of Human Genetics, 2016, vol. 24, p.1681–1687
Vitamin K status in healthy volunteers E. Theuwissen, E.J. Magdeleyns, L.A. Braam, K.J. Theunissen, M.H. Knapen, I.A. Binnekamp, M.J.H. van Summeren, C. Vermeer
Food & function, 2014, vol. 5, p.229-234