March 20, 2023: TRR 374 Information and Recruitment Day for PhDs and Postdocs in kidney research

  Are you taking the first steps in your independent academic career or the next step up? Are you passionate about kidney research and want to join a multidisciplinary team? Come and join the Transregio 374!   Transregio 374 conducts interdisciplinary kidney research to advance the understanding of disease mechanisms and develop new therapeutic concepts. From 2019 to 2022 researchers at the University of Regensburg and the FAU joined forces under the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1350, to study the tubulointerstitium. In its first funding period, the CRC 1350 investigated the diverse functions and interplay of tubular epithelia and interstitial cells. For example, a team of CRC researchers uncovered the importance of TMEM16A (Ano1) chloride channels for cyst growth, confirmed the mechanism in animal models, demonstrated the efficacy of inhibitors of these channels, and finally established an ex vivo model to test the effects in human cystic kidney tissue and to develop strategies for treatment of polycystic kidney patients. From 2023 on the CRC 1350 goes in its next funding period and will continue as Transregio (TRR) 374, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). For this period, the overall goal is to deepen existing knowledge of the (patho)physiology of the tubular system and the renal interstitium, with a focus on developing new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. To achieve this ambitious goal, further signaling pathways, new state-of-the-art methods and innovative models and analysis strategies will be incorporated into the existing research concept. For this reason, the transformation of CRC 1350 into TRR 374 is an important prerequisite and the best way to achieve the necessary development. The research team will be further strengthened by the inclusion of outstanding (clinician) scientists, translational research projects and advanced data analysis. The TRR 374 is already well positioned to shape nephrology research and to train the renal researchers and clinicians of the future.
On March 20, the TTR 374 invites interested doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to an Information and Recruitment day, in which members of the team will introduce the concept of TTR 374 and various side projects with currently open positions will present their exciting research.   You can attend either in person, or online via Zoom. If you wish to attend in person, please register by February 25 here.   Here you can find the flyer the full schedule of the Information and Recruitment day.   Find out more and get in touch with the Transregio 374!