The 2nd Congress of

Abstract Submissions

International Society of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases

The Only Global Congress Focused on Pediatric Respiratory Diseases


de Winter - de Groot

Karin de Winter – de Groot

Karin de Winter – de Groot (MD, PhD) is pediatric pulmonologist and member of the staff (department of pediatric pulmonology and CF Center UMCU) since May 2009.

In 2019 she graduated on a thesis on clinical validation of intestinal organoids as biomarker of CFTR function and on the dynamics of respiratory and gastrointestinal microbiota in subjects with CF. For this thesis she received in 2020 the prof. Swieringa Thesis Award of the Dutch Respiratory Society (NRS).


The research interest of Karin de Winter focusses on rare genetic respiratory diseases (eg CF and PCD). Together with colleagues of the Beekman lab she developed a diagnostic route to respond to (inter)national requests for difficult diagnosis in CF or rare/unknown CFTR mutations using intestinal organoid measurements. For PCD she recently received different grants to fill the air-biobank of the UMCU with airway organoids of patients with PCD to be able to find therapeutic options through personalized medicine.


She is member/vice-president of the medical ethical committee in Utrecht (Ned Mec) and she chairs the Dutch pediatric pulmonology society (SKL) and the advisory board of newborn screening of CF (ANHS-CF). Furthermore, she is (core group) member of several committees of the European CF society (ECFS) and ERN-LUNG.