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Name:
Dr. Nicole van de Kar 


Function:
Medical specialist


Theme:
Renal disorders



Profile

My current interests include the pathophysiology of the hemolytic uremic syndromes in particular the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by shiga toxin producing E.coli (STEC) infections and the atypical HUS caused by dysregulation of the complement system as well as the complement mediated renal disorders C3 glomerulopathy.  Our laboratory performs the clinic-immunological and genetic diagnostics for HUS and C3G in  the  Netherlands. 

Nicole van de Kar is a pediatric nephrologist and staff member of the department of pediatric nephrology at the Radboudumc. She obtained her  PhD in 1994 with a thesis on the pathophysiology of the hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by shiga-toxin producing E.coli infections.  She currently coordinates several research projects , in particular optimalizing the eculizumab treatment in aHUS and research on basic mechanisms, assay development and  diagnostic toolbox for complement mediated disorders (COMBAT). Since 2000 she is a member of the International Pediatric Nephrologist HUS working group  and member and  chair (2012) of  the international Steering Committee on Shiga toxin producing E.coli . Chair of the Dutch HUS working group HUS in which all university centers participate.


National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

PhD thesis cum laude


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