Eline M. Bunnik, PhD

Asst. Professor, Department of Medical Ethics

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

Eline Bunnik is an assistant professor at the Department of Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine at Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her research interests are focused around predictive medicine and range from ethical issues in genetic and genomics, epigenetics, prenatal screening, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), biomarkers for prediction and early detection of Alzheimer's disease, to transplantation ethics and research-ethical issues such as informed consent and incidental findings in imaging, genetics and biobanking. 

In the context of a research grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Bunnik and her colleague Nikkie Aarts have studied ethical implications of efforts to expand early access to unapproved, investigational drugs, and interviewed patients' and physicians' experiences and views on expanded access. 

Bunnik teaches medical ethics and research ethics at Erasmus MC and other institutions, and supervises young researchers. Also, she is member of the institutional review board (IRB) and the incidental findings committee of the Department of Clinical Genetics at Erasmus MC, and ethics advisor of various national and international research groups and organisations.