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Cristina Capusa

Associate Professor of Nephrology, PhD and Habilitated Doctor in Nephrology at the "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest and attending physician (consultant in Nephrology and Internal Medicine) at a university-affiliated tertiary-care hospital. Former secretary of the Romanian Society of Nephrology and currently member of the society board.

Research interest in: chronic kidney disease, renal anemia, intravenous iron therapy, mineral metabolism disorders in chronic kidney disease, oxidative stress in kidney disease and glomerular diseases.

David Kennedy

Our lab studies how interrelated organ systems such as heart, kidney and liver regulate cellular damage (particularly inflammation and fibrosis) and repair during the course of chronic ailments such as heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and chronic kidney disease. We are particularly interested in developing new preventative and therapeutic strategies to help people suffering from these diseases through establishing novel biomarkers and molecular diagnostics to assist risk stratification as well as identifying new drugs and drug targets and enhancing endogenous counter-regulatory mechanisms. Given our community’s ties to and dependence on the Great Lakes as a source of clean water for drinking, recreation, fishing and agriculture, our laboratory also places a special emphasis on discovering new diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic strategies targeting cellular damage caused by environmental stressors that impair our land-water-food nexus.

John Knight

John trained in paediatrics and nephrology in Sydney and London, then worked as an academic paediatric nephrologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney, where he founded the Centre for Kidney Research. For four years he was Medical Director of the Australian Kidney Foundation. Then he worked in therapeutic risk management and pharmacovigilance for a decade for Johnson and Johnson in Europe and Asia. He returned to academia in 2014 as a Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, where he is also Director of China-Australia Partnerships. His current research concerns dialysis access and outcomes, particularly in resource constrained environments.

Florian Lang

Professor of Physiology and Head of the Department for Physiology I in Tübingen, Member of the German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina. Former President of the Geman Physiological Society and the Germany Society of Nephrology.

Yoshinori Marunaka

Prof. Marunaka is the Representative Director, Director of Clinical, and Director of Research Institute for Clinical Physiology, Kyoto Industrial Health Association; Professor, Research Center for Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Development, Ritsumeikan University; Jinshan Distinguished Professor, International Research Center for Food Nutrition and Safety, Jiangsu University; Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine; President, Physiological Society of Japan. MD (1979), PhD (1985), Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine; National License of Physician and Surgeon, Japan (1979). He was Professor and Chairperson, Departments of Molecular Cell Physiology and Bio-Ionomics, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan, and Director and Professor, Japan Institute for Food Education and Health, St. Agnes’ University. He was awarded “Vebleo Nanomedicine Scientist Award” (Sweden), “Marco Polo della Scienza Italiana” (Italy), The Premier's Research Excellence Award (Canada), Scholar Award
(Medical Research Council of Canada) and Research Award from National Kidney Foundation of USA. He has obtained more than 60 research grants, published more than 250 peer reviewed articles, and provided more than 30 invited plenary lectures at international congresses and research conferences. h-index 40, i10-index 161, Citation 5714

Stefano Menini

Associate professor of Human Nutrition, School of Medicine and Psychology, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, "La Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy. PhD in Biology and Pathology of Ageing and member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Research areas: Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Laurent Metzinger

Laurent Metzinger has completed his PhD in Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical studies in Strasbourg, France and was a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Oxford (UK) in a leading lab on Duchenne muscular Dystrophy (Pr. Kay Davies). He works on microRNA regulation in the HEMATIM team in Amiens, and focuses on anemia and related vascular disorders associated with Chronic Kidney DIsease. He has authored some of the first papers showing a role for microRNAs in CKD and published in reputed journals, including Nature and Cell. He teaches Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology in the Pharmacy School of Amiens (Université de Picardie Jules Verne).

Gianpaolo Reboldi

Professor of Nephrology and Consultant Physician at the University of Perugia

Academic Degrees:
Doctoral Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MD) from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Perugia, Italy
Master of Science (MSc) from The Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dottore di Ricerca (PhD) in Applied Pathophysiology from The University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Scientific Interests:
Renal and Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes, Hypertension, Clinical Epidemiology

Giuseppe Remuzzi

Prof. of Nephrology, Director of the Department of Immunology and Clinical Transplantation and Director of the Department of Medicine of the Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Italy. Research Coordinator of the Negri Bergamo Laboratories of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research. Recipient of ISN Jean Hamburger Award (2005), ASN John. P. Peters Award (2007), ISN AMGEN Award (2011). 2011 appointed as ISN President-elect (2013-2015)

Chih-Chung Shiao

Dr. Chih-Chung Shiao is an associate professor and a nephrologist.
He currently is the deputy superintendent of medical research and education department, chairman of the academic research committee, and attending physician of the Nephrology Division in Camillian Saint Mary’s Hospital Luodong, Taiwan.

Dr. Chih-Chung Shiao has published a total of more than 70 papers in SCI journals. His research interests cover acute kidney injury, autonomic cardiac function, critical care nephrology, heart failure, survival, chronic kidney disease, and uremia.

Edward R Smith

Professor Edward Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and Senior Scientist at the Kincaid-Smith Renal Laboratories, Department of Nephrology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is interested in mineral metabolism and kidney disease.

Lo'ai Tawalbeh

Dr Lo’ai Tawalbeh (IEEE SM) completed his PhD degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in 2004, and MSc in 2002 from the same university with GPA 4/4. Dr. Tawalbeh is currently an Associate professor at the department of Computing and Cyber Security at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Before that he was a visiting researcher at University of California-Santa Barbra. Since 2005 he taught/developed more than 25 courses in different disciplines of computer engineering and science with focus on cyber security for the undergraduate/graduate programs at: NewYork Institute of Technology (NYIT), DePaul’s University, and Jordan University of Science and Technology. Dr. Tawalbeh won many research grants and awards with over than 2 Million USD. He has over 80 research publications in refereed international Journals and conferences.