The German Society of Nephrology awards the Franz-Volhard Prize to Bernhard Schermer

09/29/2016

Bernhard Schermer - principal investigator of the CMMC Research Project C 9 - has been awarded with the Franz-Volhard-Prize given by the German Society of Nephrology in recognition of his outstanding research on the pathogenesis of cystic kidney diseases.

Bernhard Schermer - principal investigator of the CMMC research project C 9 - has been awarded with the Franz-Volhard-Prize given by the German Society of Nephrology in recognition of his outstanding research on the pathogenesis of cystic kidney diseases.
Hereditary cystic kidney diseases such as autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) or nephronophthisis (NPH) are among the most common causes of end stage renal failure worldwide. These diseases have been linked to primary cilia. Bernhard Schermer and his team are working on various aspects of ciliary function, focussing on genetic cystic kidney disease (ADPKD, NPH). Schermer’s research team was the first to show that proteins involved in the development of nephronophthisis (NPH) are located in monocilia of kidney cells. They could further demonstrate that these NPH proteins form multiprotein complexes that are involved in signaling from cilia to the interior of the cell.

To learn more about Schermer’s research, please visit:
http://www.kidneyresearchcenter.org/52/Research/Cystic-Kidney-Diseases-and-Cilia-Biology/Cilia-Biology-and-Cystic-Kidney-Disease-%E2%80%93-Bernhard-Schermer.htm
 

Since 1980 the Franz-Volhard-Prize is annually awarded by the German Society of Nephrology to outstanding scientists working on kidney diseases.
Overview of the Franz-Volhard Prize awardees:
http://www.dgfn.eu/ueberuns/preistraeger-archiv.html#c86

Announcement by the German Society of Nephrology:
http://www.dgfn.eu/presse/aktuelles/meldungen/artikel/8-jahrestagung-der-deutschen-gesellschaft-fuer-nephrologie-eroeffnet.html

Press release from the Uniklinik Köln:
https://www.uk-koeln.de/uniklinik-koeln/aktuelles/detailansicht/prof-dr-bernhard-schermer-mit-franz-volhard-preis-ausgezeichnet/