Paediatric Clinical Research Unit (Petit CRU)

The Paediatric Clinical Research Unit (Petit CRU) is a state-of-the-art unit for clinical trials in children. In addition, Petit CRU provides advice and support for researchers in the development, planning and implementation of clinical and register trials in children.


Petit CRU consists of a specialised, qualified and GCP-certified team.

Chair of Paediatrics

Medical coordinator

Operational manager

Clinical Research Nurses

Kerstens Jana

Lo Bianco Francesca

Clinical Trial Assistants

Clinical pharmacological advice

Scientific advice

Prof. dr. Karel Allegaert

Petit CRU board



The Petit CRU facilities in images:


UZ Leuven gasthuisberg campus
Paediatric Clinical Research Unit (E 305)
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven
Last edit: 3 March 2023