Susan Quaggin: “Women in Science and Society”

01.07.2019 | Calendar

Lecture series/Prof. Susan Quaggin, Northwestern University

Time:    Monday July 1st, 2019

Venue: CECAD Research Center, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26, 50931 Cologne, lecture hall, ground floor

Host:    SFB829 and the KFO 329

The SFB829 and the KFO 329 would like to invite you to our upcoming “Women in Science and Society” seminar, by Prof. Susan Quaggin, from the Northwestern University, which will take place the 1st of July.

The lecture series will include

A Science talk at 12:30 pm “High 'TEK' Solutions for Vascular Diseases”

A Society talk  at 4:30 pm : “#allofus: A View from Both Sides of the Border”

Both events will take place in the CECAD Lecture Hall and the society talk will be followed by wine and cheese at the Oliveri Bistro. Attached you will find both announcements.

Information about Prof. Susan Quaggin

Prof. Quaggin’s research interests include a focus on fundamental genetic pathways required to establish and maintain the integrity of the glomerular filtration barrier. To understand the interactions between key glomerular cells such as podocytes and endothelial cells, she’s worked to develop numerous genetic mouse models that allow cell and time-specific manipulation of functional genes. Translation of her group’s findings regarding the glomerular filter reveals pathogenic mechanisms and new therapeutic targets for a number of kidney diseases, including diabetic nephropathy, nephrotic syndrome, thrombotic microangiopathies, and preeclampsia. More information can be found here.

The society talk is NOT only directed to women! It addresses gender issues of different countries and societies and provides role models for all genders. This time, the WISAS lecture is co-hosted by the Vice-Dean for Academic Development & Gender of the Medical Faculty.