Life/news announces Nobel Prize winner Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Prof. Kai-Uwe Eckardt for a special keynote session

Created on 27/07/2021 11:05

Learn from the HIF experts

The Life/2021 nephrology congress in September is rapidly approaching and we are thrilled to share the latest news with you.


We are delighted and honoured to announce our keynote speakers:
Prof. Dr. Sir
Peter Ratcliffe
Francis Crick Institute and 
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine, 2019
Prof. Dr.
Kai-Uwe Eckardt
Charité, Berlin, Germany
Founding Member of KDIGO, 2003
Follow the conversation between the experts in this special keynote session
"Understanding cellular oxygen sensing mechanisms: implications for medicine"
on Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Sir Peter Ratcliffe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2019 together with William G. Kaelin Jr and Gregg L. Semenza. He is the first nephrologist to receive this prestigious prize. The three pioneers discovered the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), elucidated the oxygen sensing mechanism of cells, and confirmed the critical role of HIF in hypoxic cellular responses. The broad and profound biological effects of HIF open up possibilities for clinical translation, and in particular how to stimulate endogenous erythropoietin production. 
While Sir Peter Ratcliffe’s research laid the foundation for the molecular understanding of HIF-inhibitors, Prof. Kai-Uwe Eckardt investigated this compound class in phase III clinical studies. HIF stabilizers, such as the HIF-inhibitor Vadadustat, have been proven effective for the treatment of anemia of chronic kidney disease in phase III clinical trials.
Learn from their experience and do not miss this exclusive session!

Life/2021 nephrology congress
September 15 - 18, 2021
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