Loes van der Zanden researcherLoes van der Zanden's research activities lie in the field of the genetic epidemiology of urogenital birth defects. She is actively involved in establishing the AGORA data- and biobank. During her PhD project, she focused on the etiology of hypospadias. Currently, she is working on a project financed by the Dutch Kidney Foundation trying to identify prognostic factors that predict which patients with congenital obstructive uropathy will develop renal abnormalities. She recently obtained a Veni grant to extend these studies and investigate etiology and prognostic biomarkers.
Personal prizes & awards national & international
- 2017: NWO Veni grant for a three year project entitled: "Posterior Urethral Valves: Aetiology and prediction of future renal function."
- 2014: Personal Junior Postdoc grant from the Kolff program of the Dutch Kidney Foundation for a three year project entitled: “Personalized care for patients with congenital obstructive uropathy: prognostic models for renal function.”
- 2012: Best Paper Award from the European Society of Pediatric Urology for the paper “Common variants in DGKK are strongly associated with risk of hypospadias” (Nat Genet 2011)
- 2012: Cum laude PhD degree, Radboud university medical center