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Zurich Kidney Center

About us

The Zurich Kidney Center (ZKC) is a research network that brings together leading specialists in experimental and clinical nephrology in Zurich. It has evolved from the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NNCR) Kidney Control of Homeostasis (Kidney.CH).

Our research activity encompasses all major aspects of kidney physiology and nephrology. In addition, the ZKC incorporates an extensive range of advanced techniques and biobanks for kidney research.

The mission of the ZKC is to:

1. Foster collaborations between basic and clinical researchers, to drive innovation and produce breakthrough discoveries that have meaningful impact for patients.

2. Educate, train and inspire the next generation of young kidney scientists and doctors.

3. Enhance public awareness of kidney disease and its impact on human health.

4. Increase the international visibility of kidney research in Zurich.

We are actively looking for new academic and industry partners, please contact us.

Steering board

Andrew Hall, Director

Institute of Anatomy

University of Zurich

Ruxandra Bachmann-Gagescu, Co-Director

Institute of Medical Genetics

University of Zurich

Britta George

Division of Nephrology

University Hospital of Zurich

Giuseppina Spartà

Division of Nephrology

Children’s Hospital Zurich

Carsten Wagner

Institute of Physiology

University of Zurich

Weiterführende Informationen

Director: Andrew Hall

Co-Director: Ruxandra Bachmann-Gagescu

Manager: Kathrin Meier

Carsten Wagner

Britta George