Div. Nephrology and Clinical Immunology

UniversityHospital, RWTH Aachen

D-52057 Aachen, Germany

Professor Jürgen Floege graduated from the Hannover Medical School in Germany in 1984 and subsequently received his clinical training at the Hannover Medical School. His particular interest in renal diseases and renal replacement therapies developed during various research periods in physiology, pharmacology, nephrology and pathology at the Hannover Medical School, Germany, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He was appointed as head of the Division of Nephrology and Immunology at the University of Aachen, Germany in 1999.

Professor Floege is a former council member of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA). He is a current member of the ERA-EDTA scientific advisory board and a Distinguished Fellow of that society as well as member of ASN’s Glomerular Disease Advisory Board. In addition, he is a founding member and vice president of the German Society of Nephrology since 2008as well as honorary member of the Polish, Portugese and Serbian Society of Nephrology. Together with Professors Richard Johnson and John Feehally he is editor of the best-selling textbook “Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology”. Finally, Professor Floege is co-editor of the ERA-EDTA journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation and a member of the editorial board of several other journals, including Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International, Nature Reviews Nephrology, and the Journal of Nephrology.

Research interests encompass both basic research, i.e. studies on growth factors, cytokines, angiogenesis, stem cells and fibrosis in the course of renal disease, as well as clinical problems in immune-mediated renal disease and renal disease progression as well as in dialysis patients, such as bone and mineral disorders and cardiovascular risk factors.

His scientific work encompasses more than 350 original papers, reviews and editorials, and 40 book chapters.