The Summer School is an international programme to share recent advances in the genetic epidemiology of kidney function and chronic kidney disease. The school is aimed at PhD students and Postdocs in biomedical disciplines who want to learn about up-to-date methods for identifying genetic determinants of kidney function and learn about the latest results.
The underlying educational theme will be the genetic epidemiology of complex diseases, among which CKD plays a particular role: widespread and largely silent in ~10% of the world’s adult population, CKD is one of the diseases that has seen the fastest increase in related mortality over the last decade. Unfortunately, treatment options for its prevention or to slow its progression are still scarce. The identification of associated genes is an important step for identifying possible avenues for the development of novel therapies.
The school is being developed as part of the TrainCKDis network (Multidisciplinary Training in Chronic Kidney Disease: from genetic modifiers to drug discovery; www.trainckdis.eu): a European innovative, multidisciplinary, and intersectoral training programme to prepare the next generation of top-level scientists to develop creative solutions for transforming CKD research. The TrainCKDis is funded under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Innovative Training Network (H2020 MSCA-ITN-2019).
In addition to a wide range of lectures provided by experts in the field, the training will be carried out in an interactive manner, leaving plenty of room for interaction between scholars to encourage the development of mutual collaborations.
Cristian Pattaro, Eurac Research
Anna Köttgen, University of Freiburg
Fabiola Terzi, Inserm, Université de Paris
List of confirmed lecturers: https://geneticepisummerschool.eurac.edu/committee/
The school is being planned as an in-person event in Bolzano/Bozen (South Tyrol), in the spectacular Alpine region of the Dolomites. Should the pandemic situation not allow it, the school will be held entirely online.
School website: https://geneticepisummerschool.eurac.edu/
Deadline for early registration: Apr 9, 2021