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Kidney and Nephrology

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ZKC – Zurich Kidney Center

Lead: Faculty of Medicine
Involved: University Hospital Zurich, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Founded: 2022

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Andrew Hall, Institute of Anatomy (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Ruxandra Bachmann-Gagescu, Institute of Medical Genetics (Deputy Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Alexander Wagner, Institute of Physiology
  • Dr. med Thomas Müller, Director of Nephrology, University Hospital Zurich
  • Dr. med. Giuseppina Spartà, Director of Nephrology, University Children's Hospital Zurich

Experimental and Clinical Nephrology

The ZKC brings together leading specialists in experimental and clinical nephrology in Zurich and beyond. The 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 aim of the ZKC is to drive collaboration and innovation, and produce breakthrough discoveries that have meaningful impact for patients. An important part of the ZKC is to educate, train and inspire the next generation of young kidney scientists and doctors, and to enhance public awareness of kidney disease and its impact on human health.


University of Zurich
Zurich Kidney Center
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Coordination Office
Kathrin Meier
Phone: +41 44 635 59 42

Contact (E-mail)