Prof. Dr. Dorien J.M. Peters is a molecular and cellular biologist at the Department of Human Genetics of the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. She applies a multidisciplinary state-of-the art program to get insight into the genetic, pathophysiologic and functional mechanisms of inherited disorders, most notably Polycystic Kidney Disease. The overall aim of her research is the design of new therapeutic approaches. Model systems are being generated and used to perform an in-depth analysis of the molecular alterations, to identify new drug targets and test potential therapies.