Joint Summer School of the graduate schools SFB TRR219 IRTG & Marie-Curie ITN CaReSyAn and INTRICARE

Joint Summer School of the graduate schools SFB TRR219 IRTG & Marie-Curie ITN CaReSyAn and INTRICARE & EURLIPIDS

August 23-25, 2018

Venue Lufthansa Konferenzhotel in Seeheim ((

Transport Bus from Aachen, Germany: leaves at 7.00 Bus from Homburg: details will follow

23.08.2018, Thursday

11.30-13.00 Arrival and Lunch, hang up posters

Chair: Shruti Bhargava, Claudia Goettsch


Welcome (brief overview of the summer school program)

Prof. Dr. Joachim Jankowski, University Aachen


Kidney Biomimicry – an emerging approach to find novel treatment strategies for patients with chronic kidney disease

Prof. Peter Stenvinkel, Karolinska Institute


Pathological mechanisms underlying the cardiorenal syndrome Dr. Setareh Orth-Alampour, University Aachen


Redox Signaling in health and disease Prof. Dr. Leticia Prates Roma, University Homburg


Session for PhD students and postdocs only Introduction Science pitch and poster session Introduction MD/PhD representatives of the PhD graduate schools Chair: Julia Wirth (TRR), Bilal Mir (TRR), Rogier Veltrop (CaReSyAn)


Coffee break and networking (Handing over room keys)

16.15-16.45 Vascular calcification: a modifiable risk factor. Prof. Leon Schurgers; CARIM, Maastricht


Uremic toxicity: more than a biochemical phenomenon. Prof. Dr. Raymond Vanholder, Nephrologist, University of Gent, Belgium; President of the European Kidney Health Alliance

17.30-17.45 Coffee break and networking

Chair: Prof. Joachim Jankowski


Science in the Eyes of the Press and the General Public Dr. Hildegard Kaulen, FAZ

18.30-20.30 Dinner

from 20.30 Evening program and networking

24.08.2018, Friday

7.00-8.00 Breakfast


Details of TRR219 graduate school – Dr. Claudia Goettsch, University Aachen Chair: Bilal Mir, Julia Wirth

08.30-11.30 Science pitch with coffee break and discussion

11.30-13.00 Poster presentation/discussion

Chair: Vera Jankowski, Setareh Orth-Alampour, Constance Baaten, Mathias Hohl

13.15 Group picture

13.15-14.00 Lunch

14.00-18.00 Program TRR219, INTRICARE and EURLIPIDS

15.00-18.00 Outdoor social activity – networking

14.00-18.00 Program CaReSyAn: 1st Regular meeting (see separate program) Research Meeting ITN CaReSyAn

18.00-18.05 Announcements of poster presentation finalists

Chair: Prof. Joachim Jankowski

18.05-19.00 Kidney Diseases Research@ Bayer Prof. Dr. Frank Eitner, Bayer

19.30-21.00 Dinner

25.08.2018, Saturday

7.30-8.30 Breakfast

11.00. Chair: Anika Springer, NN

8.30-9.10 Poster presentation by the four finalists

9.10-9.40 From Academia to Industry Anja Derlet, Fresenius Medical Care Santosh Vijayan, Lonza Netherlands

9.40-10.00 MD thesis: considerations of a medical doctor Dr. Dr. Timo Speer, University Homburg

10.00-10.20 Coffee break

10.20-10.40 PhD students from international ITN INTRICARE telling about their experience (peer-to-peer mentoring, being abroad) Shruti Bhargava (Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research), Marina Heuschkel (Medical clinic I), Robert Dzhanaev (Biointerface Laboratory at Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering), University Aachen

10.40-11.00 PhD thesis from a PhD point of view Marieke Sternkopf, University Aachen

11.00-11.10 Award ceremony for best poster presentation and best science pitch MD/PhD students and postdocs only

11.15-12.00 Selection and presentation of MD/PhD representatives for each graduate school Feedback

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00 Departure