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Precision Medicine, FSGS & Podocytes

Disease pathways in podocyte injury – from molecular mechanisms to individualized treatment options

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) 329 "Disease pathways in podocyte injury – from molecular mechanisms to individualized treatment options" is an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty research center of excellence funded through the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

This CRU is based on the concept that minimal-change disease and focal-segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) treatment requires a targeted approach that addresses the particular underlying pathogenic mechanism in each individual case. The overall aim of this CRU is to develop diagnostic tools and to characterize pathogenic pathways to allow individualized treatment approaches targeting the distinct pathomechanisms. Thus, we aim to convert FSGS management from a trial-and-error approach into a precision medicine strategy based on targeting individual disease mechanisms in patients.

The CRU 329, established in 2018, started in its second funding period in 2021 and is organized into 9 scientific and 3 central projects. The speaker of the CRU is Professor Thomas Benzing, director of the Department II of Internal Medicine (Divisions of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Diabetes and General Internal Medicine)  of the University Hospital of Cologne. The scientific coordinator of the CRU is Professor Paul Brinkkoetter, Department II of Internal Medicine of the University Hospital of Cologne.

Events

Online Symposium

Fr – Sa | 04. – 05.02.2022

2. Kölner TMA Symposium

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Webinar

Sa · 26.03.2022

Nephrologie Aktuell 2022

Conference

Do – Sa | 29. – 01.10.2022

31. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Transplantationsgesellschaft

Conference

Di – Fr | 04. – 07.10.2022

EMBO Workshop CILIA2022 5th European Cilia Meeting

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Conference

Do – So | 06. – 09.10.2022

14. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Nephrologie

Nephrologisches Forschungslabor
Universitätsklinik Köln
CECAD Research Center
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
50931 Köln
Tel. +49 221 / 478 - 89030
Fax +49 221 / 478 - 148 9680
nephrolab@kidneyresearchcenter.org