Fields of research

The research interests are focussed on the mechanisms leading to acute and chronic renal failure.  We are using two hereditary diseases, polycystic kidney disease and nail-patella syndrome, as model systems, which as the acquired forms affect the renal tubuli and the podocytes, respectively.  A better understanding of the pathogenetic events should ultimately result in  more rational and efficient  therapies.

Research projects


  • Kidneys as a place for urine production
  • Genetics and function of Lms1b

Polycystic kidney disease:

  • Genetics and function of polycystin-1/2

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