University of Leuven

Digging in genomes from patients for diagnostics and research

May 14, 2020

Kathleen graduated from the University of Leuven in 1996 as a Bio-Engineer of Cell and Gene Biotechnology. From the same university, she obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2003. Her research interests include the study of novel genetic platelet disorders at the clinical, biochemical, and molecular level. She has been awarded a European hematology association (EHA) research fellowship and four young investigator awards from the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). She was appointed professor in the faculty of Medicine of the University of Leuven. She has co-authored more than 130 research papers and is Chair of the ISTH subcommittee ‘Genetics in Thrombosis and Haemostasis’.


genetics, platelets, autism, megakaryoctes

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