Kidney — Control of Homeostasis
NEWSLETTER ::: NO. 16 ::: JUNE 2018
DEAR
This 16th Kidney.CH newsletter is already the last one before the start of the third funding phase in August!
Some new researchers will then join the network and one of them, Felix Beuschlein, Endocrinologist at the University Hospital Zurich, introduces part of his research in this issue.
With the transition to the next phase, François Verrey will hand over the position as Director of the NCCR Kidney.CH to Johannes Loffing. Read his brief review of the last 8 successful years!

Have fun while reading!
Yours, Jens Selige
EDITORIAL
Edith Hummler
Edith Hummler
 
MENTORING YOUNG RESEARCHERS
The NCCR Kidney.CH offers researchers and students a platform via which to meet and collaborate with other scientists and clinicians in the renal field across Switzerland. » read more
LEAD
 
FELIX BEUSCHLEIN: IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO
High blood pressure is very common. It is often triggered by chronic activation of the renin–angiotensin– aldosterone system (RAAS), which plays an important role in the regulation of blood volume and arterial pressure and interlinks the kidneys and the adrenal glands. » read more
PORTRAIT
François Verrey
François Verrey
 
FROM A SPARK TO A FLAME
For eight years François Verrey has served as the director of the NCCR Kidney.CH. The physiologist, who was instrumental in the founding of this Swisswide research platform, looks back to its beginnings and gives an outlook on what the NCCR wants to achieve in the future. » read more
MISCELLANEOUS
 
KIDNEY EXPERTS GATHER FOR ANNUAL RETREAT
On February 1 and 2, 2018, the NCCR Kidney.CH invited its members to its 8th retreat, at the SBB Centre Loewenberg in Murten. » read more
 
POSTER AWARD 2018
At the Retreat 2018, a jury consisting of members of the NCCR’s Steering Committee and Advisory Board selected the three best from more than 40 posters. » read more
 
8TH INTERNATIONAL KIDNEY.CH SYMPOSIUM - SYSTEMS BIOLOGY & PRECISION MEDICINE
This year’s symposium will take place at the University Hospital Bern (Inselspital, Hoersaal 7, Auditorium Langhans) on September 6, 2018. » read more
 
ENROL IN THE FIRST SUMMER SCHOOL
The first Kidney.CH Summer School will take place at the University of Zurich from September 9 to 12, 2018. It will be organized by Kidney.CH and members of TRENAL (‘Translational kidney research – from physiology to clinical application’). » read more
 
NCCR KIDNEY.CH GOES SOCIAL MEDIA
With the increasing use of mobile devices, Kidney.CH is adapting its communication strategy. You can now follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. » read more
EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
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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.