KidneyConnect road-show in China, September 2015

Published: Sunday, 26 April 2015

KidneyConnect is presently tailoring a road-show in China, due in September 2015.

The aim is to visit the most prominent centers of Renal Research (from discovery to clinical) with seminars and meetings with Chinese colleagues.

The final aim is to get comprehensive understanding of resources, talents, experts in the Centers to be visited (most likely to include those in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, possibly also in Wuhan and Guangzhou).

We all look forward to these new opportunities for partnering and expert exchanges.

More information and expressions of interest directly from Harry Holthofer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

KidneyConnect congress series: "Kidney Fibrogenesis: common and organ specific mechanisms"

Published: Friday, 24 April 2015

Jurgen Flöge and Marcus Möller are arranging a highly interesting congress "Kidney Fibrogenesis: common and organ specific mechanisms" in Montabaur (between Bonn and Frankfurt), June 5-6, 2015. This is part of KidneyConnect congress series, please plan to attend.

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The preliminary program of the congress can be found here (in pdf format)

Applications submitted to Horizon2020

Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014

A number of KidneyConnect related applications were submitted to EU-Horizon2020 by the deadline of April 15th, 2014.

Official KidneyConnect satellite meeting, Freiburg, Germany

Published: Monday, 23 June 2014

On June 4th, the official KidneyConnect follow up satellite meeting will be arranged in conjunction with 10th International Podocyte Congress in Freiburg, Germany.

Information release at ERCSG, Regensburg, Germany

Published: Thursday, 27 March 2014

Information on KidneyConnect was released in the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Renal Cell Study Group, March 27th, 2014 in Regensburg, Germany.

Release and discussion of KidneyConnect information, at ERA-EDTA meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 31-June 3rd

Published: Sunday, 01 June 2014

Prof Harry Holthofer releases and discusses KidneyConnect information during ERA-EDTA annual meeting on June 1st, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

First Chinese funded student researcher to Kings College, London

Published: Friday, 21 March 2014

On March 21st 2014, the first student researcher with Chinese National funding was interviewed on-site in Guangzhou, China and successfully connected to Prof Luigi Gnudi´s laboratory, Kings College, London, UK.

KidneyConnect-Exosome platform presentation at EDNSG, London, UK

Published: Friday, 16 May 2014

Dr Luca Musante discusses the KidneyConnect-Exosome platform at the European Diabetic Nephropathy Study Group meeting in London, UK on May 16th.

Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Diseases - a model for Sino-Eropean Collaborations

Published: Monday, 17 March 2014

Prof Holthofer gave a presentation of KidneyConnect on March 17th 2014, in the Sino-Irish-European Congress of translational diabetes in Beijing, China. The purpose was to solidify active collaborations between China and Europe.

18th Bi-Annual meeting of the Hellenic Society for Nephrology, May 13th to May 17th, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The 18th Bi-annual meeting of the Hellenic Society for Nephrology will be held May 13 to May 17, in Alexandroupolis, Greece. Three members of the KidneyConnect Consortium, Dr Juergen Floege, Dr Alberto Ortiz and Dr Aristidis Charonis are among the invited speakers. The scientific programme of the meeting can be found here.

Associated Partner in Nanjing, China: Prof Zhi-hong Liu

Published: Saturday, 15 March 2014

It is our pleasure to notice that on January 20th Academician, Professor Zhi-hong Liu, Director of Nanjing Research Institute of Nephrology and President of the Chinese Society of Nephrology (from Nanjing, China), has accepted our invitation to join KidneyConnect as a highly appreciated Associated Partner.

Academician Liu has offered to establish a Sino-European Center of Excellence in Glomerular Diseases which is highly appreciated and warmly welcomed.

KidneyConnect-Exosome platform release, ISEV, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Published: Wednesday, 30 April 2014

On April 30th, Dr Luca Musante releases KidneyConnect-Exosome platform at the Congress of International Society for Extracellular Vesicles in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

More Associated Partners from Shanghai: Prof Hong Xu

Published: Friday, 14 March 2014

As of January 13th, we are pleased to warmly accept Professor of Pediatric Nephrology Hong Xu, Vice-President of Children’s Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, as an Associated Partner of KidneyConnect.