The RF-lab tradition was again honored at the end of 2017 with the classical Xmas dinner. This year we decided to first engage in massive physical exercise: bowling!!! After such physical activity we enjoyed (and deserved!) the excellent Christmas dinner. During the dinner presents brought by Santa were exchanged!   Happy 2018 !!   Ps, check out the movie:    

Our research center the I2MC organized this year the first official Halloween party and a contest. Ophélie of the RF-lab got the first prize for her cemetery cake. Congrats Ophélie!

This year again the RF-lab was present at the kidney-week, this time held in New Orleans. We presented two posters and one oral presentation. Julie Klein gave an excellent oral presentation during the Saturday afternoon (4/11) session “Pediatric Nephrology and Developmental Biology” on our work on amniotic fluid peptides predictive of post-natal renal function in fetuses with CAKUT. The importance of the work was exemplified by a tweet from one of the spectators and the many interesting questions. We also presented two posters: Valerie Brunchault presented 1 poster entitled “A first assessment of urinary peptide biomarkers predictive of cardiovascular complications in children with chronic kidney disease” which attracted a lotRead More →

Yet another PhD student got his PhD in the RF-lab. Daniel Borras defended with virtuosity his thesis entitled “ The use of sequencing technologies for the better understanding of molecular determinants in renal diseases”. The thesis was carried out in close collaboration with Prof Bart Janssen from GenomeScan in Leiden in the Netherlands and in the context of the ITN network iMODE-CKD (“Clinical and system –omics for the identification of the Molecular DEterminants of established Chronic Kidney Disease”). Congrats Dani and good luck with your postdoctoral research!           ps, excellent Catalan food…!!!!!

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 ….?      

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 →