Integrative genomic, epigenetic and functional studies in diabetic kidney disease

Kidney disease is a common and devastating complication of diabetes, and represents a major public health problem worldwide. The inherited, genetic factors that play a role in determining who will get this complication are beginning to be discovered, creating opportunities to understand the underlying biological basis of diabetic kidney disease, which will guide the development of improved treatments and preventive measures. We will combine and integrate data from several complementary approaches (genetics, epigenetics, gene expression analysis and studies in model systems) to identify genes and biological processes that influence the development of diabetic kidney disease.

Award Date
26 February 2016
Award Value
€694,271
Principal Investigator
Professor Catherine Godson
Host Institution
University College Dublin
Scheme
US-Ireland R&D Partnership Awards