Kidney — Control of Homeostasis
NEWSLETTER ::: NO. 19 ::: NOV 2019
DEAR
The current Kidney.CH newsletter focuses on regenerative medicine. Soeren Lienkamp describes the progress in the field of organoids and shows, which hurdles still need to be overcome before kidneys can be fully grown in the lab. Pietro Cippà tells us about his research interest in regenerative medicine and the challenges that arise from a dual role as a physician and scientist.

Enjoy reading the 19th Kidney.CH newsletter!

Romina Theiler
EDITORIAL
Rudolf P. Wüthrich
Rudolf P. Wüthrich
 
COLLABORATION WITH THE DIVISION OF NEPHROLOGY
Since its beginnings the NCCR Kidney.CH has enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with the Division of Nephrology at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ). » read more
LEAD
 
GROWING KIDNEYS IN THE LAB
Kidneys are not only fascinating organs, they are essential to our survival. Unfortunately, severely damaged kidneys have no capacity to regenerate. Recent achievements are fueling hope that lab-grown tissue could soon replace diseased organs. » read more
PORTRAIT
Pietro Cippà
Pietro Cippà
 
CLINICIAN AND RESEARCHER
Pietro Cippà is Head of Nephrology at the Ente Ospedaliero Canonale (EOC) in Lugano. He was appointed to this position in October 2018, having previously spent two years in research at the University of Southern California. » read more
 
SUCCESSFUL START FOR FIRST EUKISS
About 100 scientists and clinicians attended the first European Kidney Summer School (EUKISS) at the University of Zurich from September 8 to 11, 2019. » read more
 
CAS/DAS MODULE 5 CONCLUDED—START OF THE NEW CYCLE
The fifth and final module of the first cycle of the CAS/DAS in Translational Nephrology ended with the return session on October 17, 2019. » read more
 
JUNIOR GRANT AWARDEES 2019
The Junior Grants 2019 were awarded to Daniela Egli-Spichtig (University of Zurich), Anna Keppner (University of Fribourg), and Matthias Moor (University of Bern). » read more
 
IPAHK+ GOT UNDER WAY
The NCCR Kidney.CH-funded epidemiological study IPAHK+ (“Incidence of Primary Aldosteronism in Hypokalemia”) started patient recruitment and enrollment by September this year. » read more
 
AWARDS TO NCCR KIDNEY.CH MEMBERS
The research and the members of the NCCR Kidney.CH are also being recognized beyond the NCCR’s network. » read more
EVENTS
51ST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SWISS SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY
December 5—6, 2019
Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken, Switzerland
LS2 ANNUAL MEETING 2020: CELLS, MOLECULES & ORGANISMS
February 13—14, 2020
Irchel Campus, University of Zurich, Switzerland
10TH INTERNATIONAL KIDNEY.CH SYMPOSIUM 2020 + PUBLIC LECTURE
March 12, 2020
Aula, RAA-G-01 + KOL-G-201, University of Zurich, Switzerland
WORLD KIDNEY DAY
March 12, 2020
Global campaign
ISN WORLD CONGRESS OF NEPHROLOGY 2020
March 26—29, 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
57TH ERA-EDTA CONGRESS
June 6—9, 2020
Milan, Italy
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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.