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PhD C.H.M. (Coline) van Moorsel

Dr. Coline van Moorsel is Head ILD Research and R&D Pulmonology at the ILD Centre of Excellence St Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein the Netherlands, and assistant professor at University Medical Center Utrecht.

Portretfoto van Coline van Moorsel

She received her MSc degree in Biology with honors from Leiden University.

Her PhD-studies on genetic diversification were performed in collaboration with Wageningen University and the National Museum of Natural History for which she received a PhD degree in molecular genetics at Leiden University.

As a postdoctoral researcher she joined the Central Laboratory for Blood Transfusion services (Sanquin) to develop high-throughput micro-arrays for mutation detection in hereditary anaemia and bloodgroup typing in collaboration with Amsterdam Medical Center and Clinical Genetics Center Leiden.

In 2004 she joined the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at St Antonius Hospital to investigate genetic causes of pulmonary disease and later joined the Pulmonology department at St Antonius Hospital and Utrecht University Medical Center as a senior scientist to investigate genotype-phenotype associations in Interstitial Lung Diseases.

From 2012-2014 she was captain of the ILD-taskforce of the Netherlands Respiratory Society.

From 2020 she is co-chairs of the ERS taskforce on genetics in pulmonary fibrosis. From 2016 onwards, she is managing director of the Pulmonology trial department.

She is currently head of the ILD Research group where she conducts research on biological factors that influence disease development in ILD and lung transplantation.

Scope of research:

Basic and translational research into the biological factors that determine susceptibility to ILD and the course of disease, with a focus on genotype-phenotype associations.

Research expertise

  • Familial pulmonary fibrosis
  • Lung disease and genetics
  • Lung fibrosis, sarcoidosis
  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
  • Research lung disease
  • Telomere syndrom


Head of ILD research, R&D lung, molecular biologist

ILD Centre of Excellence 

  • Head ILD-science St. Antonius
  • Head lung-trial unit St. Antonius
  • MDT Familial pulmonary fibrosis
  • Biobank ILD Taskforce member
  • Vice-chair ILD steering committee

St Antonius hospital

  • Vice-Chair ILD center steering committee St. Antonius
  • Member top-referral programm steering committee


  • Co-chair ERS (European respiratory society) taskforce genetics in ILD 


Phone: +3188 320 1425



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