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European Training & Research in Peritoneal Dialysis

European Training & Research in Peritoneal Dialysis (EuTRiPD) is a post-doctoral programme, founded to make PD more popular.

The network combines expertise and technology of 14 partners from 8 European countries. 12 PhD students, so-called early stage researchers (ESRs), are educated to become experts in the field of PD, either as clinical or experimental researchers, by training-through-research within individual projects, as well as by training courses. The training includes core clinical skills, PD research skills, as well as complementary skills and intersectoral engagement. EuTRiPD is the first large initiative for long-term research cooperation and for structuring technology and training facilities in PD at the European level: EuTRiPD focuses on collaborative research between academic, public and private partners. In a network wide training knowledge and methodology are transferred. EuTRiPD research is structured into three interdisciplinary work packages: (1) in vitro research, (2) in vivo research in the standard rat PD model as well as a novel mouse PD model and (3) the study of biobanks of PD samples. 

The subproject of the MedUni Vienna is concerned with the role of oxidative stress in PD. It will be the goal of this project to apply a combined proteomics and bioinformatics approach to extend the analysis of protein expression profiles to peritoneal cell populations in the various in-vitro and in-vivo materials. Performing this work in an interdisciplinary approach, the ESR will take a considerable step forward towards better understanding of the cellular stress responses in PD.

Researchers of the Medical University of Vienna

The MedUni Vienna is project partner under the leadership of Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Aufricht, Universityclinic for child and youthcare, department for pediatric neophrology and gastroentrology.

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Aufricht

Head of Project

Universityclinic for child and youthcare
Department for pedriatic nephrology and gastroentology

Project coworker:
Silvia Tarantino, M.Sc. (Early Stage Researcher)


Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. R.H.J. Beelen, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Department of Molecular Cell Biology & Immunology.

Project partners: 8


Project Durationab 01.12.2011, 48 Monate Laufzeit
Funding Volume, total3,2 Mio. €
Funding Volume, Medical University of Vienna204.955,30 €