Skip to content

Kidney disease ends here.

example-header

Driving discoveries: connecting our fellows and students

Driving discoveries: connecting our fellows and students

This year, we are excited to bring you the event formerly known as Fellows Day with a brand-new name and format of four themed virtual seminars.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your work, discuss ideas, and build networks, all from the comfort of your own home!

Save the date for our virtual events

Dates and themes for the virtual sessions:

  • Thursday 21 October 2021, 6–8pm: Celebrating our 60th anniversary 
  • Thursday 11 November 2021, 6–8pm: Transforming treatments  
  • Thursday 13 January 2022, 6–8pm: Accelerating discovery
  • Thursday 10 February 2022, 6–8pm: Building a community 

Driving Discoveries:
Connecting our fellows and students

Thursday 21 October 2021 6-8pm

Virtual Seminar: “Celebrating our 60th anniversary”

6:00pm

Welcome and Introduction

Sandra Currie, Chief Executive, Kidney Research UK

6:00pm

6:05pm

Introduction to our invited keynote speaker

Professor Jeremy Hughes, Chair of trustees, Kidney Research UK

6:05pm

6:10-6:30pm

Keynote Speaker – Professor John Feehally

Title: Renal research – past, present and future

6:10-6:30pm

6:30-6:35pm

Introduction to our co-chairs for the rest of the programme

Professor Jeremy Hughes, Chair of trustees, Kidney Research UK

Professor Matt Bailey, Research grants committee member, Kidney Research UK

Professor Caroline Savage, Trustee, Kidney Research UK

6:30-6:35pm

6:35-7:20pm

Invited fifteen-minute presentations

Title: Development of a technology for rapid assessment of blood levels of potassium in a home setting
Dr Tanya Hutter, Kalium Limited

Title: Proof-of-concept study shows the potential of gene therapy for monogenic nephrotic syndrome. What comes next?
Dr Wen Yi Ding, University of Bristol

Title: Genetic analysis has confirmed that obesity increases the risk of kidney disease, so what can we do about it?
Dr Will Herrington, University of Oxford

6:35-7:20pm

7:20-7:30pm

Q&As

Professor Matt Bailey, Research grants committee member, Kidney Research UK

Professor Caroline Savage, Trustee, Kidney Research UK

7:20-7:30pm

7:30-7:45pm

Short, selected presentations: (eight minutes and three minutes)

Title: PREDICT: Pregnancy-associated progression of chronic kidney disease and the impact on pregnancy outcomes
Miss Elizabeth Ralston, Kings College London

Title: Genetic mechanisms associating metabolic syndrome and kidney stone disease
Miss Catherine Lovegrove, University of Oxford

Title: Systemic gene therapy with thymosin Beta-4 alleviates glomerular injury in mice
Dr Elisavet Vasilopoulou, The Royal Veterinary College, London

7:30-7:45pm

7:45-7:55pm

Q&As

Professor Matt Bailey, Research grants committee member, Kidney Research UK

Professor Caroline Savage, Trustee, Kidney Research UK

7:45-7:55pm

7:55-8pm

Close and thanks

Sandra Currie, Chief Executive, Kidney Research UK

7:55-8pm

Got a question? Get in touch.

For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch with our research team:

0300 303 1100

Scroll To Top