We have a 2 year post-doctoral position available to study the role of specific proteins involved in congenital anomalies of the kidney and the urinary tract (CAKUT)1. Clinical management of CAKUT is severely hampered by the lack of tools to predict and manage its progression towards kidney failure and its complications. In the past we have identified a number of urinary markers of obstructive CAKUTs that allowed prediction of future renal function2,3 that could lead to improved management of the disease. In more recent projects we have identified and confirmed a number of proteins in amniotic fluid that were strongly associated to severe CAKUTRead More →
For the 6th consecutive year, on 19 May, Inserm has opened the doors of its laboratories to students from primary to high school, in several cities in France. The operation “Destination Labo” gives annual opportunity for school to come discover the world of biomedical research and exchange with researchers, engineers and technicians on their job in order to refine their career plans and encourage vocations. A window on the usually impenetrable places! In Toulouse, in collaboration with the Academy of Toulouse, the Institute of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases (INSERM UMR / UPS 1048 – I2MC) hosted one classe. The program was made of mini-lectures, directRead 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 →
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 !!
Julie gave birth to a fabulous boy! Congratulations to the whole family.
Valerie Brunchault, one of our PhD students, has presented her work during short, 5 min, presentations at the University of Toulouse on January 17, 2017. She also did an excellent job in replying to all questions. Here her introductory slide (in French) on biomarkers for kidney disease.
Thursday 15, 2016 was the day of our traditional Christmas lunch. This time we went to the “3-Brasseurs”. Please meet the entire table: It was also the almost last week of Dimitri in the lab. Here is Dimitri clearly being sad, but happy with his farewell gift(s): Finally, presents were exchanged with the youngest RF-lab member (Franck) under the table to decide who gets which present: Merry Christmas! Parfois, un autre état de santé peut affecter les muscles qui mèneront à la dysfonction érectile. Dans notre génération il ya des médicaments variés pour traiter la démence, l’anxiété ou les dermatoses duRead More →
November 28th, 2016 was the day that Theo defended his thesis. Overall everybody agreed that the presentation was very good and that the defense went well! The jury members found the scientific discussion particularly interesting! Congrats to Theo and we wish him all the best for the future. Parfois, un autre état de santé peut affecter les muscles qui mèneront à la dysfonction érectile. Dans notre génération il ya des médicaments variés pour concerner la démence, l’anxiété ou les dermatoses du cuir chevelu. Parlons de médicaments divers. Qu’en est-il de la vie sexuelle et “Impuissance masculine“? Quelle est l’information la plus importante lequel vousRead More →