Who are we?

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Amélie Dendooven

Amélie (1982) is a nephropathologist trained in the Netherlands, where she also obtained her PhD degree. Since 2015 she is working at the Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium, and she is also a consultant pathologist for the universities of Brussels and Ghent (end of 2019). She is a steering group member of the Flemish Collaborative Glomerulonephritis Group kidney biopsy registry, and involved in collaborative scientific projects about renal pathology and kidney biopsy registration.

Amélie is a KBC project team member (with Sabine and Mark).


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Sabine Leh

After qualifying in medicine at the Eberhard Karl’s University in Tübingen, Germany, Sabine completed her training in pathology in Kiel, Germany. She joined the Department of Pathology at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, in 1997. As a consultant pathologist she is specialized in renal and gastrointestinal pathology. In addition, she has been working with digital pathology since 2011 and with structured health data since 2013.  Sabine is registry pathologist at the Norwegian Renal Registry, here establishing a digital slide archive of all renal biopsies in Norway. Sabine completed her PhD about progression of renal disease in 2012 and works as associate professor at the University of Bergen. She is a member of the Renal Research Group and has co-authored 50 peer reviewed scientific papers. Her research interests are renal pathology, structured health data and digital pathology.


Mark new

Mark Helbert

Bio will follow


Steering group

Kerstin Amann: project owner

Helmut Hopfer

Loreto Gesualdo

Ronald Cornet


Advisory board

Sanjeev Sethi

An De Vriese

Mark Haas

Ingeborg Bajema

Wim Laurens

Johan de Meester

Ian Roberts

Charles J. Jennette

Annie Olry


Support from scientific organizations

ERA-EDTA European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association

ESP European Society of Pathology

RPS Renal Pathology Society

ISN International Society of Nephrology

NBVN Nederlandstalige Belgische Vereniging Nefrologie