Annelien Bredenoord (1979) is an associate professor of biomedical ethics at UMC Utrecht. She examines the ethical issues raised by translational medicine, particularly the rapid developments in regenerative medicine, stem cell research, genetics/genomics and biobanking. She teaches ethics at the Medical School and is supervisor of several PhD students, among which in a ZonMw funded project on the ethics of pediatric biobanks and a BioMedical Materials Program (BMM) funded project on the ethics of novel regenerative technology. She obtained a VENI-grant to study the ethics of pluripotent stem cell research ("Ethics of translational stem cell research: moving pluripotent stem cells to the clinic").
She is member of several (inter)national committees among which the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Jonge Akademie, KNAW), the Young Health Council of the Netherlands (Jonge Gezondheidsraad), the Ethics Committee of the Dutch Association for Clinical Genetics, UMC Utrecht's Research Ethics Committee (METC), National Indication Committee Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and the International Stem Cell Forum Ethics Working Party.