dr pipi

The RF lab participated at the science fair in Toulouse called “la nuit des chercheurs” = “the night of the researchers”. We aimed to entertain the younger public. Finally we had ~130 children visiting our stand!! …and we are very proud of that!! They learned where their kidneys were, how much blood is filtered every day, how the kidney separates the useful from the useless, looked at kidneys under a microscope and checked whether a urine sample came from a person with kidney disease.     Check out the movie:    In French the children were attracted by the following text Docteur Pipi et lesRead More →


Wednesday September 20, 2017 was the big day for Koryun. He brilliantly defended his thesis and was awarded the highest academic degree! Thanks for everything. We wish you all the best for the future Koryun and hope to see you soon!!    


Summer 2017 has brought us again the annual RF-lab BBQ! On a warm but not so sunny day in July 2017 we  enjoyed the company from our lab-fellows and friends. Having a drink, some local food and of course excellent meat grilled on the barbeque!     This year Koryun one of our PhD students took care of the meat and the preparation….excellent, thank you Koryun !    So who will do this next year ….?      

Sans titre

Toulouse, Friday 22nd September 2017 Organised in collaboration with ERA-EDTA and ESAO  “Prevention of vascular and kidney disease now, to save lives and costs in the future.”   Register now to the EUTox CME Course! Chronic renal disease (CKD) is a frequent disease in western countries. The reduced glomerular filtration rate in the advanced stages of CKD leads to plasma accumulation of toxic retention solutes including proteins. It has been hypothesized that these changes may, at least in part, be responsible for CKD-associated morbidity and mortality. Recent reports indicate that a large proportion of renal, cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular diseases are based on a common background,Read More →


The RF-lab has participated to the final EURenOmics meeting in Berlin. Bénédicte gave an excellent presentation on the identification of amniotic fluid peptides able to predict post-natal renal function in patients with congenital anomalies of the kidney and the urinary tract (CAKUT). We believe that this work can have significant impact on the clinical management of this disease.


  We got 3 year financial support from the French Medical Research Foundation “La FRM”. The help of the FRM is greatly acknowledged and will help use to expand significantly our research in the field of developmental nephropathies and contribute to the improved clinical management of children with such diseases.   Here is the abstract of the project: CAKUT (congenital anomalies of the kidney and the urinary tract) are the leading cause of end stage renal disease in children. Clinical management of CAKUT is severely hampered by the lack of tools to predict and manage its progression towards kidney failure and its complications. Here weRead More →

world kidney day 2017

Today, March 9, 2017, it is world Kidney Day! Check out the links of the different events and the kidney in the news: http://www.fondation-du-rein.org/journee-mondiale-du-rein.html http://www.worldkidneyday.org/ http://www.leprogres.fr/rhone/2017/02/26/journee-mondiale-du-rein-attention-aux-diagnostics-tardifs http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/2017/03/05/03004-20170305ARTFIG00006-richard-berry-et-anne-roumanoff-animeront-le-gala-de-la-fondation-du-rein.php      


  Six members of the RF-Lab went skiing on March 6, 2017 with a number of other members of the institute (Thanks I2MC for organizing this, especially the boss and JJ!). What was announced as a rainy and windy day turned out to be a surprisingly sunny (but still windy) day. Some tasted for the first time of the pleasures of wintersports. New!! video !!