Short CV/Education and training

  • Sandrine Florquin (1965) received her MD degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) in 1990, her "Thèse d'Agrégation de l'Enseignement Supérieur" from the same University in 1995, and her PhD degree (cum laude) from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) in 1997. In 1998 she was board certified in the Netherlands in Pathology, and in 2001 in Immunology. From 1991 to 1994, she was Research Fellow of Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium) in the department of Immunology of Prof. M. Goldman, Université Libre de Bruxelles and in the departments Prof. B. Brenner and R. Cotran (Brigham and Women?s Hospital, Harvard University). Since 1998 Florquin is staff member of the Department of Pathology in het AMC. Her research is embedded in the Center for Immunology Amsterdam (CIA). She received several NWO-grants (Clinical Fellowship, ASPASIA and VIDI). In 2007 she was appointed Professor of Pathology in the University of Amsterdam. She is a member of the Scientific Board of the Dutch Kidney Foundation and of the NDT-Educational and Clinical Kidney Journal Editorial Boards.

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Research Grants

  • 2011:

    Conflict in innate immune response by immunosuppressive agents (M. Dessing, Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2011

  • siRNA-based therapy: silencing renal Nlrp3 (M. Dessing, Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2011

  • 3D-organoid culture assay for identification of tubular progenitor cells and mechanisms of repair (G. Stokman, Dutch Kindey Foundation), 2011

  • 2010

    The interplay between anti-viral immunity and allo-immune reactivity in renal transplantation (Consortium of the Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2010

  • Functional molecular imaging of cell fat and inflammation in renal transplantation (ERA-EDTA long-term fellowship to Jesper Kers), 2010

  • Platelets and platelets-derived microparticles in acute kidney injury and renal transplant rejection (Roelofs, Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2010

  • Mitochondria behind sterile inflammation and injury in the kidney (Leemans, Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2010

  • The role of the protein C system in renal thrombotic microangiopathy (Roelofs, Thrombosis Foundation), 2010

  • The causal link between nutrients, the inflammasome, and the development of nephropathy (Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2010

  • The role of the Endothelial Cell Protein C Receptor during acute kidney injury (Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2009 – 2013

  • The hidden face of CD44 in renal injury and repair (Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2008 – 2012

  • NODs in renal injury and repair (Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2008 – 2010

  • The role of TREMs in renal injury (M. Dessing, Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2008 – 2012

  • Biomarkers of tolerance in renal allograft (RISET, EU FP6), 2008 – 2010

  • Engraftment and transdifferentiation of stem cells in the injured kidney (Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2004 – 2009

  • Bone marrow transplantation in renal diseases: from pathophysiology to therapy (NWO : VIDI), 2002 – 2007

  • The role of the fibrinolytic system in renal inflammation and fibrosis (NWO : Aspasia), 2002 – 2006

  • The role of CD44 in renal inflammation (Dutch Kidney Foundation), 2002 – 2005

  • The role of CD44 in renal inflammation (NWO Klinische Fellowship), 2001 – 2005

  • Immunopathology induced by staphylococcal superantigen in mice (Dutch Kidney Foundation), 1996 – 1998

  • Immunopathology of the Host-versus-Graft disease in mice (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium), 1991 – 1994

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific Advisory Board of the ERA-EDTA, 2008 – 2011

  • Scientific Board of the Dutch Kidney Foundation, from 2007

  • Scientific Board of NWO „Investering commissie“, 2006 – 2010

  • Scientific Board of NWO „Rubicon commissie“, 2006 – 2012

  • National Kidney Research Fund External Referee Expertise Panel (UK), since 2001

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