ERKNet

The European Rare Kidney Disease Reference Network

  

Renal malformations Workgroup

The work group for renal malformations focuses on structural renal disorders that frequently present in childhood. This includes diseases encompassing the spectra of “Congenital abnormalities of the kidney and the urinary tract (CAKUT)” and of “Ciliopathies”. A prominent group of disorders we work on are cystic kidney diseases of childhood. The CAKUT spectrum and the Ciliopathies are clinically, genetically and histologically highly heterogeneous, making treatment and prediction of severe and progressive disease courses challenging. Clear-cut risk factors have not been established for most of the disorders.

Our work group brings together experts from all over Europe, both from Pediatric as well as well as Adult Nephrology centers and includes patient representatives. We aim to lay the foundation for unified clinical treatment concepts and innovative research e.g. towards novel therapeutic strategies. Given the heterogeneity of diseases our work group will closely collaborate with work groups within ERKNet and other ERNs.


WorkGroup Members

Max Liebau  Speaker Cologne, Germany, University Hospital  » Ped. center
Laurence Heidet  Co-Chair Paris, France, Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital  » Ped. center
Albertien vanEerde  Co-Chair Utrecht, Netherlands, University Medical Centre  » Ped. center
Larissa Kerecuk  Birmingham, United Kingdom, Birmingham Women´s and Children´s Hospital  » Ped. center
Karin Dahan  Brussels, Belgium, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc - UCL  » Adult center
Olivier Devuyst  Brussels, Belgium, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc - UCL  » Adult center
Nathalie Godefroid  Brussels, Belgium, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc - UCL  » Adult center
Thomas Benzing  Cologne, Germany, University Hospital  » Adult center
Volker Burst  Cologne, Germany, University Hospital  » Adult center
Sandra Habbig  Cologne, Germany, University Hospital  » Ped. center
Christine Kurschat  Cologne, Germany, University Hospital  » Adult center
Roman-Ulrich Mueller  Cologne, Germany, University Hospital  » Adult center
Peter Hoyer  Essen, Germany, University Children`s Hospital  » Ped. center
Francesca Becherucci  Florence, Italy, Meyer Children’s Hospital  » Ped. center
Piotr Czarniak  Gdansk, Poland, University Clinical Centre Gdansk  » Ped. center
Beata Lipska  Gdansk, Poland, University Clinical Centre Gdansk  » Adult center
Aleksandra Zurowska  Gdansk, Poland, University Clinical Centre Gdansk  » Ped. center
Monica Bodria  Genova, Italy, Istituto Giannina Gaslini  » Ped. center
Gianluca Caridi  Genova, Italy, Istituto Giannina Gaslini  » Ped. center
Dieter Haffner  Hannover, Germany, Hannover Medical School  » Ped. center
Imke Hennies  Hannover, Germany, Hannover Medical School  » Ped. center
Ruthild Weber  Hannover, Germany, Hannover Medical School  » Ped. center
Giulia Bassanese  Heidelberg, Germany, University Hospital  » Ped. center
Franz Schaefer  Heidelberg, Germany, University Hospital  » Ped. center
Elke Wühl  Heidelberg, Germany, University Hospital  » Ped. center
Tanja Wlodkowski  Heidelberg, Germany, University Hospital  » Ped. center
Timo Jahnukainen  Helsinki, Finland, Children´s Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital  » Ped. center
Hannu Jalanko  Helsinki, Finland, Children´s Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital  » Ped. center
Elisa Ylinen  Helsinki, Finland, Children´s Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital  » Ped. center
Bert Bammens  Leuven, Belgium, University Hospitals Leuven  » Adult center
Kathleen Claes  Leuven, Belgium, University Hospitals Leuven  » Adult center
Djalila Mekahli  Leuven, Belgium, University Hospitals Leuven  » Ped. center
Marleen van den Hijkant  Leuven, Belgium, University Hospitals Leuven  » Ped. center
Wesley Hayes  London, United Kingdom, Great Ormond Street Hospital  » Ped. center
Kjell Tullus  London, United Kingdom, Great Ormond Street Hospital  » Ped. center
JD Paul Winyard  London, United Kingdom, Great Ormond Street Hospital  » Ped. center
D Gale  London, United Kingdom, Royal Free Hospital  » Adult center
Robert Kleta  London, United Kingdom, Royal Free Hospital  » Adult center
Adrian Woolf  Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester University Foundation Trust  » Ped. center
Jens Koenig  Münster, Germany, University Hospital  » Ped. center
Petra Pennekamp  Münster, Germany, University Hospital  » Ped. center
Valentina Capone  Milano, Italy, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan  » Ped. center
Giovanni Montini  Milano, Italy, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan  » Ped. center
Giovanni Capasso  Naples, Italy, UOC Nephrology and Dialysis - Naples Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli  » Adult center
Angela La Manna  Naples, Italy, UOC Nephrology and Dialysis - Naples Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli  » Ped. center
Ernie Bongers  Nijmegen, Netherlands, Radboud UMC  » Adult center
Michiel Schreuder  Nijmegen, Netherlands, Radboud UMC  » Adult center
Germany Longo  Padova, Italy, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova  » Ped. center
Davide Meneghesso  Padova, Italy, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova  » Ped. center
Luisa Murer  Padova, Italy, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova  » Ped. center
Susanna Negrisolo  Padova, Italy, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova  » Ped. center
Giacomo Di Zazzo  Rome, Italy, Rome, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital  » Ped. center
Laura Massella  Rome, Italy, Rome, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital  » Ped. center
Maria Herthelius  Stockholm, Sweden, Karolinska University Hospital  » Ped. center
Simone Baldovino  Torino, Italy, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital and University of Torino  » Adult center
Stephane Decramer  Toulouse, France, Toulouse, University Hospital  » Ped. center
Marc Lilien  Utrecht, Netherlands, University Medical Centre  » Ped. center
John Sayer  External Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University 
Marie-Jeanne Pierrat  Patient representative  
Daniel Renault  Patient representative FEDERG 
Harris Tess  Patient representative PKD International and the Ciliopathy alliance