The medicine behind organ transplantation
In this project, you will have a unique experience facing current challenges and opportunities in kidney transplantation. Transplant science is a successfull model of translational medicine gathering basic and clinical researchers. In a very practical way, you will be first provided with the clues of transplant success by a team of experts. You will know about all critical steps in the transplant process, from organ procurement and robotic surgery to modern immunosuppression. Then, you will be introduced to the new concepts and methodologies we are working on in our laboratory. You will see new tools for monitoring the immune response and perform some experiments with renal progenitor cells. By this background, you will have some hints to generate your hypothesis to be tested in future studies.
During this project, you will feel like a real and passionate surgeon or physician in search of the holy grail of long-term transplant survival.
Do you accept the challenge?
This project is addressed to students interested in Health sciences, Biomedicine, Biology or Chemistry.
- To understand the consequences of chronic kidney failure and why a kidney transplantation is the best option.
- To know about the importance of kidney donation and major surgical advances in kidney transplantation.
- To learn on the mechanisms of rejection, management of immunosuppression and kidney regeneration.