Koziell, Ania

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Consultant children's nephrologist and senior clinical lecturer

Koziell, Ania - consultant children's nephrologist and senior clinical lecturer

Area of expertise: children's nephrology (kidney disease)


Ania Koziell is a senior lecturer at King’s College London and consultant children's nephrologist at Evelina London Children's Hospital.

She trained in children's nephrology at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and Evelina London. Her research training at University College London included a PhD in the Molecular Genetics of Nephrotic Syndrome and an Intermediate Wellcome fellowship. She was awarded a HEFC Senior clinical lectureship and moved to King's/Evelina London in 2010.

Ania accepts referrals for children and young adult patients with nephrotic syndrome and other primary glomerular disease and other genetic kidney disease. She leads a number of research studies on nephrotic syndrome and kidney genetics.  

Further information

Education and training

  • Intercalated BSc Biochemistry and Pharmacology (UCL, UMDS )
  • MB BS Medicine UMDS (London)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • MRCPCh
  • PhD: Molecular Genetics of Nephrotic Syndrome - Molecular Medicine Unit, UCL
  • Intermediate Wellcome Fellowship: Molecular Medicine Unit, UCL
  • CCT Paediatrics / Paediatric Nephrology (2008).

Specialist interests

  • nephrotic syndrome – steroid sensitive and steroid resistant
  • primary and secondary glomerular disease
  • hereditary renal disease – monogenic, complex inheritance
  • transitional medicine: glomerular disease.

Research interests

  • molecular basis of nephrotic syndrome in children and young adults - genetics of steroid resistant and steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome: Rare Disease initiative – RaDaR UK, NIHR BioResource - BRIDGE consortium
  • an investigation of the efficacy of rituximab in nephrotic syndrome including investigation of B lymphocyte mediated dysfunction in nephrotic syndrome (GSTT Charity funded)  
  • FISH – the effects of steroids on children’s behaviour (in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry)
  • functional genomics: NFkB and podocyte cell signalling and role of NFkB in glomerular disease
  • the role of cilia in podocytopathy
  • the role of EB1 and microtubules in podocytopathy.


Medical School

  • Bhatia Medal and Prize for Paediatrics
  • Wrigley Prize for Obstetrics.


  • Wilhelm Kriz Prize, runner up; 7th Podocyte Symposium, Toronto, June 2008.

Fellowships (personal awards)

  • HEFC: Senior Clinical Lectureship (2010-current)
  • Wellcome Trust: Intermediate Fellowship (2000-2005)
  • Kidney Research UK: Twistington Higgins Clinical Research Fellowship (1997-2000).

Research awards (held as principal investigator)

  • NIHR BioResource BRIDGE study: Exome sequencing and BioBank award
  • PREDNOS2 NIHR award (site PI)
  • Guy's and St Thomas' Charity Project Grant
  • Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust (second award)
  • Pump Priming Grant, Institute of Child Health Trustees
  • Extension to Wellcome Fellowship
  • Collaborative grant for a new ABI sequencer, Wellcome Trust
  • CHRAT summer vacation studentship
  • Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
  • Charlotte Eyke & Elizabeth Wherry Award, British Medical Association
  • Kidney Research Fund research entry award.



Secretary telephone

020 7188  84610

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