Kidney — Control of Homeostasis
NEWSLETTER ::: NO. 13 ::: NOV 2016
DEAR
The NCCR Kidney.CH has elegantly set the table with the aim of boosting research into the central role of the kidney in our bodies' homeostasis.
EDITORIAL
Joachim Fandrey
Joachim Fandrey
 
STARTING POINT FOR SCIENTIFIC CAREERS
The NCCR Kidney.CH has elegantly set the table with the aim of boosting research into the central role of the kidney in our bodies' homeostasis. This table stands on four legs-oxygen, ion balance, dietary impact and calcification-and six places are laid, one each for Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich, providing a platform for Swiss excellence in kidney research. » read more
LEADING ARTICLE
Micro-computed tomography image of clear cell renal cell carcinomas in the kidneys of a mouse.
PEACING THE PARTS TOGETHER
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma is the most frequent form of kidney cancer. One out of 65 people will develop this disease. To determine which gene mutations are responsible, an NCCR Kidney.CH research group has been testing numerous gene combinations in mice. After years of research they have managed to successfully recrea or developing new therapies. » read more
PORTRAIT
 
THE NCCR KIDNEY.CH IS EXPANDING ITS EDUCATION PROGRAMME
The NCCR Kidney.CH is adding two academic certificates to its education programme: a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) and a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Translational Nephrology. The kick-off meeting for the first of a total of five modules—a meeting that will take place at the University of Bern on March 3, 2017—will mark the start of the new programme. » read more
2ND JOINT NCCR WORKSHOP: LEARNING TO WORK TOGETHER
Scientists often face very complex problems, which is why collaboration with other researchers is particularly important. To build a fruitful collaboration despite differences in approach, interpersonal skills are essential. » read more
E-LEARNING MODULE 5 STARTED: METABOLISM AND CKD
On October 13, 2016 the 5th e-learning module—on Metabolism and CKD—started with a kick-off meeting in Bern. The NCCR Kidney.CH offers this e-learning programme in collaboration with the Health Science eTraining Foundation (HSeT). » read more
 
JUNIOR GRANTS 2016
Eva Bernabeu Dizin and Carsten Scholz received this year’s NCCR Kidney.CH Junior Grants. » read more
RESULTS OF THE 4TH HCP CALL
On October 31, 2016 the NCCR Kidney.CH’s Steering Committee approved five proposals for human / clinical and translational cooperative projects (HCP). » read more
EVENTS
LS2 ANNUAL MEETING 2017
February 2—3, 2017
University of Zurich, Switzerland
2ND SWISS KIDNEY STONE SYMPOSIUM
February 9, 2017
Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
7TH NCCR KIDNEY.CH RETREAT 2017
February 9—10, 2017
Murten/Muntelier, Switzerland
KICK-OFF MEETING FOR MODULE 1: CAS / DAS IN TRANSLATIONAL NEPHROLOGY
March 3, 2017
University of Bern, Switzerland
ADAPTATIONS TO HYPOXIA IN PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASE
March 5—9, 2017
Whistler Conference Centre,
British Columbia, Canada
DPG 96. JAHRESTAGUNG 2017
March 16—18, 2017
Greifswald, Germany
54TH ERA-EDTA CONGRESS
June 3—6, 2017
Madrid, Spain
NCCR Kidney.CH
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Kidney - Control of Homeostasis
is a Swiss research initiative, headquartered at University of Zurich, which brings together leading specialists in experimental and clinical nephrology and physiology from the universities of Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich, and corresponding university hospitals.