Translational research (training) in Polycystic Kidney Disease
TranCYST is a translational Research and Training Network focussing on Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.
The Training Network’s mission is to provide a translational multidisciplinary Research Training Programme for talented young researchers, so as to prepare them for leading roles in Polycystic Kidney Disease research in European academia and industry.
The network covers a broad spectrum of research projects and technologies centred around the aim of translating basic research findings to the clinic. The broad objectives of our training network include the characterization of molecular pathologic changes, validation of preclinical disease models, drug identification and preclinical drug testing, definition of new tools for early prediction and monitoring of cystic renal disease progression, as well as evaluating ongoing clinical trials.
The TranCyst network includes 5 European academic groups involved in PKD research with a wide range of expertise ranging from basic scientists to clinical investigators, complemented with 2 private sector (SME) partners with their specific expertise.
All partners apply innovative and state-of-the-art methodologies in their research.