Dr Koenraad Veys MD PhD, Paediatrician, fellow in Pediatric Nephrology University Hospitals Leuven

Dr Veys completed his PhD thesis in 2019 in cystinosis in the research group of Professor Elena Levtchenko and Professor Bert van den Heuvel on innovation in monitoring and treatment of nephropathic cystinosis.

His research focused on improving several contemporary aspects of the clinical management of cystinosis patients, including the development of alternative biomarkers for therapeutic monitoring, unraveling the infertility in male cystinosis patients, and developing cell-based gene therapeutic approaches to provide a cure for the kidney disease in cystinosis.