Kidney Precision Medicine Project


The Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) is focused on finding new ways to treat acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). We will be obtaining kidney tissues from individuals volunteering to participate in KPMP. The tissue will be analyzed in an effort to redefine kidney disease in molecular terms and identify novel targeted therapies. The network will develop state-of-the-art methods to obtain and analyze these biopsies, linking information on cellular programs with kidney structure. We are also developing the next generation of software tools to visualize and understand the various components of these devastating diseases.

Impact in international / European cooperation

The KPMP hopes to make precision medicine possible for kidney diseases. KPMP will help scientists understand the kidney at a very detailed level.  KPMP scientists will make a map of the kidney to show important cells, regions, and disease pathways. Ultimately, KPMP research will find new markers and treatment targets that make personalized, effective, and safe treatments possible for kidney diseases.

At a glance

Duration September 2017 — June 2022
Budget €29,753,293
Keywords Kidney Biology
Coordinator National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)


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