Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

PD Dr. med. Max C Liebau - Curriculum Vitae

Education and professional career

since 2017: Head, Interdisciplinary Center for Chronically Ill Children, University Hospital of Cologne, Co-Head Social-Pediatric Center, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Cologne
since 2016: Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist (“Oberarzt”), Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Cologne
2016: Board Certification Pediatric Nephrology
since 2015: Head, Experimental Pediatric Nephrology, University Hospital Cologne
2014: Visiting Scientist, Weimbslab, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
2014: Faculty member (“Habilitation”), University Hospital of Cologne
2006 - 2010: Postdoc Nephrology Research Laboratory, University Hospitals Freiburg and Cologne
2005 - 2013: Residency in Pediatrics, University Hospitals of Freiburg and Cologne.
2002 - 2006: MD Thesis in the lab of Prof. H. Pavenstädt (Dept. of Nephrology, University Hospital Freiburg), MD in 2006: summa cum laude
2000 and 2005: United States Medical Licensing Examination; Step 1; Step 2 CK
1997 - 2005: Medical school in Freiburg i. Br., Madrid (Spain) and Bristol (UK)

Awards, distinctions and professional activities

since 2020: Board Member ESPN WG Inherited Kidney Diseases
since 2018: Member of the ESPN council
2017-2020: Member of the ERKNet Executive Board (European Reference Networks on rare kidney diseases); Speaker of the ERKNet Working group “CAKUT and Ciliopathies”,
since 2017: Co-Initiator and Co-Head of ADPedKD, an international registry study on pediatric ADPKD (together with Djalila Mekahli, Leuven)
2016: Research Grant Award (ESPN)
since 2016: PI within the BMBF-funded NEOCYST consortium (Network on early-onset cystic kidney diseases)
2014: Adalbert Czerny-Award by the German Society of Pediatrics (DGKJ)
2014: Research Grant Award (European Society for Paediatric Nephrology (ESPN))
2013: Friedrich-Linneweh-Award for Pediatric Research (DGKJ-associated)
since 2011: Initiator and IHead of ARegPKD, an international registry study on ARPKD
2007: Else-Kröner-Fresenius-Award (German Society for Pediatric Nephrology)
Multiple oral presentation or poster awards e.g. by the German Society of Nephrology (DGfN; 2018, 2014, 2009), European Symposium on Lysosomal Storage Disorders (2013), Southern German Society of Pediatrics (2011).


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