Published: 10-03-2023 15:24 | Updated: 10-03-2023 15:27

Millions to KI researchers for kidney research

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Eighteen kidney researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been allocated grants totaling 3.2 million Swedish kronor from the Swedish Kidney Foundation, an announcement made in connection with World Kidney Day on March 9.

The foundation said it will distribute more than 6.9 million kronor to 41 research projects, and KI is receiving the largest share.

The money will support research on kidney disease from a range of perspectives including for example lipotoxicity in diabetic kidney disease, digital tools for monitoring kidney failure and kidney damage after urinary tract infection in children.

All KI researchers awarded grants

Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

Department of Medicine, Solna

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital

Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

About the Swedish Kidney Foundation

The Swedish Kidney Foundation raises funds to support scientific research about kidney diseases and kidney transplantations and works to raise public awareness about the importance of kidney function. It was founded in 2013 by The Swedish Kidney Association, The National Association of Nephrologist, The National Association of Transplant Surgeons and The National Association of Renal Nurses.