CECAD Research Group Leader Receives Professorship for Translational Nephrology at Cologne University Hospital


Prof. Dr. Roman-Ulrich Müller has accepted the call for a new W2 professorship for Translational Nephrology at the Medical Faculty of the University Hospital of Cologne as of June 1, 2019. Prof. Mülleris asenior physician and deputy directorat the Department II of Internal Medicine, heads the clinical core on "Diagnostics and Therapy in ADPKD" and is the speaker of the Centre for Rare and Hereditary Kidney Diseases.

With Prof. Müller’s research group at the Excellence Cluster CECAD tries to bridge the gap between basic scientific research and clinical medicine. In the laboratory, he focuses on modern RNA biology and combines the approaches of RNA biology with clinical studies in nephrology. "Teaching should focus to be relevant to clinical practice and ensure an understanding of the diseases and their therapy," said Prof. Müller. However, he also wants to get his students interested in research: "Students should get to know the added value of scientific medicine. I want to introduce them to translational research during their studies".

Prof. Müller attended medical school at the Universities of Freiburg and Heidelberg from 2000 to 2007. He completed his scientific training at Rockefeller University in New York and Yale University in New Haven. In 2014, Prof. Müller obtained the board certification in internal medicine and nephrology. Since 2015, he has been working as a research group leader at the CECAD excellence cluster, in parallel to his clinical involvement in nephrology.