First TrainCKDis Summer School, July 12-16, 2021

Published March 15, 2021

  • We are pleased to announce the 1st edition of the Summer School “Genetic Epidemiology of Kidney Function and Chronic Kidney Disease”

    July 12-16, 2021, Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.

    Deadline for early registration: Apr 9, 2021

    Applications should include a short motivation letter (max 1 page) and a short CV (max 1 page). Abstract submission is encouraged. 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. Please, enquire for any question.

    We look forward to seeing you in Bolzano/Bozen


    • 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.

      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.

      See who is on the committee