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Dr Ania Koziell MD PhD

HEFC Senior Lecturer

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Ania Koziell is a consultant nephrologist and HEFC Senior Lecturer with a research focus on the genomics of kidney disease. She graduated from UMDS and has trained as an academic Paediatric Nephrologist, completing her PhD at UCL in 2002 supported by a Kidney Research UK fellowship, followed by postdoctoral research through an Intermediate Wellcome Trust fellowship between 2002 and 2009. She commenced a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lectureship in 2010. Ania continues to works as a clinical academic dividing time between research, teaching and clinical activity. She is now also lead for Renal Genomics for the SE Thames Genomic Medicine Alliance which is building the infrastructure to implement genomics into the NHS to support a precision medicine approach thus improving diagnostics and therapeutic decision making. To this end, she is designing new clinical decision App support tools through QGenome. The main of her group's research is to utilise genomic information to understand the molecular basis of human kidney disease with an emphasis on glomerular disease, specifically idiopathic nephrotic syndrome caused by both Mendelian mechanisms and complex traits. As part of Medical and Molecular Genetics, her research focuses in line with the main aims of the department such as development of contemporary approaches to genomic data generation and analytical approaches to understand the true role of genomic variation in human renal disease.