Olivier Devuyst

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Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD, is Full Professor in the Institute of Physiology of the UZH and invited Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) Medical School in Brussels, Belgium. He has a joint appointment in the Division of Nephrology of the USZ in Zurich and the Saint-Luc Academic Hospital in Brussels. Dr. Devuyst and his group investigate the molecular mechanisms of the transport of water and solutes across epithelia, and the pathophysiology of inherited renal tubular diseases and their progression. He also launched a systematic approach of the molecular mechanisms involved in the transport of water and solutes across the peritoneal membrane, which is relevant to understand - and hopefully improve- peritoneal dialysis. Dr. Devuyst has given more than 160 invited lectures and has been the laureate of several international prizes. He has been elected at the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium in 2005. Dr. Devuyst is Associate Editor of Peritoneal Dialysis International and Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, and he serves in the Editorial Board of Kidney International, Pflügers Archiv and Frontiers in Renal and Epithelial Physiology. He coordinates EUNEFRON, the European Network for the Study of Orphan Nephropathies, and is President of the Working Group on Inherited Kidney Disorders (WGIKD) of the European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA).


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