Liesbeth Daniëls

Transplant immunology & HLA testing

Ph. Biol. Liesbeth DaniëlsLiesbeth Daniëls PharmD

CHU UCL Namur, Site Godinne, Department of Laboratory Medicine


Expertise and research interests

Liesbeth Daniëls holds a master's degree in Pharmaceutical sciences from the KU Leuven, a complementary interuniversity master in Industrial Pharmacy and an advanced master in Clinical biology from the UAntwerpen.

She is HLA Lab Director (Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory) at the CHU UCL Namur since October 2021.

Her research interests include histocompatibility and immunogentics in solid organ transplantation, haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, transfusion, HLA associated diseases and pregnancy.

Research projects

  • ONGOING Evaluation of the clinical utility of non-invasive biomarkers in the context of clinical outcome of lung transplantation. In collaboration with KU Leuven (Prof. Dr. Robin Vos, Prof. Dr. Bart Vanaudenaerde, Dr. Hanne Beeckmans).

Selected publications

Daniëls L, Claas FHJ, Kramer CSM, Senev A, Vanden Driessche M, Emonds MP, Van Laecke S, Hellemans R, Abramowicz D, Naesens M. The role of HLA-DP mismatches and donor specific HLA-DP antibodies in kidney transplantation: a case series. Transpl Immunol. 2021 Apr;65:101287.

Daniëls L, Naesens M, Bosmans JL, Abramowicz D, Nagler E, Van Laecke S, Peeters P, Kuypers D, Emonds MP. The clinical significance of epitope mismatch load in kidney transplantation: A multicentre study. Transpl Immunol. 2018 Oct;50:55-59.

Daniëls L, Emonds MP, Bosmans JL, Marrari M, Duquesnoy RJ. Epitope analysis of DQ6-reactive antibodies in sera from a DQ6-positive transplant candidate sensitized during pregnancy. Transpl Immunol. 2016 Sep;38:15-8.

Daniëls L, Guerti K, Vermeulen K, De Raeve H, Van Assche E, Van de Velde AL, Berneman ZN, Van Der Planken M. Acute myeloid leukaemia of mixed megakaryocytic and erythroid origin: a case report and review of the literature. Acta Clin Belg. 2007 Sep-Oct;62(5):308-14.