36º Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia

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SYLVIA KAMPHUIS

SYLVIA KAMPHUIS

NETHERLANDS

Dr Kamphuis is a pediatric rheumatologist/immunologist with a PhD in cellular immunology and research focus on SLE since 2009. She was invited by prof. E.D. Silverman to work 2 years (2009-2011) as Lupus Clinical Research Fellow in the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. With Prof. Silverman as PI, she initiated and coordinated the international study ‘How genotype influences Phenotype in SLE’ (1000 cSLE patients & 1000 adult onset SLE patients). After her return to the Netherlands in 2011, she initiated a prospective cohort study for cSLE patients with biobanking of patients’ samples. In 2012 she started to study adult outcomes of cSLE patients. Additionally, she started collaborating with Dr. Versnel, Immunologist at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, studying Interferon type 1 activation as potential biomarker in cSLE and unraveling underlying mechanisms for Interferon activation for which she received several grants.

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