American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2022
David, Paul, Jennie, Daniyal, Will, Lauren and Saif attended the ASN Kidney Week conference in Orlando, Florida in November. Daniyal presented 2 talks, entitled "Deciphering the cellular origins of kidney lymphatics" and "Using 3D imaging and single cell transcriptomics to interrogate human kidney lymphatics in transplant rejection". Daniyal was also chosen to be a Kidney Star!
Jennie, Lauren, Saif and Will presented posters entitled: "Single-cell transcriptomics reveals disrupted cell communication in the glomerular niche in the initiation of childhood WT1 glomerulopathy"; "Indian Hedgehog signalling in kidney development"; "Using nanocomplexes to deliver therapies for glomerular disease" and "Vincristine produces a milieu which protects podocytes in FSGS".
There were also poster presentations from Jenny Papakrivoupoulou and Kevin Cao. This was a great opportunity for our early career scientists to experience an international conference, undertake some crucial networking and provide information to other researchers and the public about work being undertaken in our laboratory!
Kidney Research UK showcase 2022
David, Daniyal, Kevin and Jennie attended the KRUK Research Showcase 2022 event in London. This was a great opportunity for our group to demonstrate to patients, KRUK staff and the rest of the public the work that is currently being undertaken in our group.
Great Ormond Street Play Street 2022
On Clean Air Day 2022, Great Ormond Street Hospital organised their annual Play Street event outside the hospital, and our BRC Catalyst Research Fellow Jennie Chandler was in attendance. Jennie gave a fun demonstration, including lots of glitter and pom poms, to children demonstrating in a very basic way how the kidneys filter blood! All thee children in attendance had a great time, and this was such a big event, that even the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was in attendance!
Great Ormond Street Family Fun Day 2019
The 2019 GOSH Family Fun Day, hosted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). At this event, families and friends discovered the fascination of science by getting hands-on with a range of interactive activities. We in the kidney group ran an activity to show how the kidneys work and what happens when they go wrong- can you guess what the yellow glitter, green beads and red pompoms represent?!
David on diabetic nephropathy in 2016
Kidney Disease and Development in the press
The work undertaken has not only been identified by the scientific community but also by the media. Click here to read about when the KDD group identified treatment for the most common type of kidney disease - polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Kidney Research UK also wrote an article about Jennie Chandler and David Long using the unusual method of testing on zebrafish as a model to identify secrets about human kidney diseases. More recently, Kidney Research UK also published an article highlighting Daniyal Jafree and David Long's amazing new method to visualise the kidney filter by using the worlds brightest x-ray machine, where the full article was published in Nature Methods.