The REnal GEnome NETwork (ReGeNet) project is an investigator-led inclusive network of clinicians and scientists from academia and industry. The aim of ReGeNet is to promote and facilitate clinical studies of genetic epidemiology in renal disease. ReGeNet is part of the Network of Investigator Networks sponsored by Human Genome Epidemiology Network ( set up to share best practices, tools and methods for analysis of associations between genetic variation and common diseases. Established since 2003, the partners include several research institutes and companies throughout Europe. With this website, we aim to inform you on the aims and contents of the project and to update you on the progress of our research.


ReGeNet is an investigator-led pan European network of researchers in Nephrology and Genetics with the overall aim of generating and translating novel insights from genomic and genetic studies to the clinical benefit of the renal patient. To this purpose, the scientific aims are to elucidate the genetic determinants of renal damage and its complications, both with respect to natural course and the response to therapeutic intervention:
ReGeNet pursues its aims by promoting and facilitating clinical studies of genetic epidemiology in renal disease by, first:
and second, by promoting dissemination of data from genetic renal research to the clinical community, including parties involved in guideline development.

Publication: Brenchley PE, Lindholm B, Dekker FW, Navis G on behalf of the Renal Genome Network, Translating knowledge of the human genome into clinical practice in nephrology dialysis and transplantation: the renal genome network (ReGeNet). Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2006; 21:2681-2683.



Gerjan Navis, MD PhD
Groningen University Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine - Nephrology
P.O. Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 50 361 2955

Gerjan Navis, MD PhD

Bengt Lindholm, MD PhD
Karolinska Institutet
Division of Renal Medicine and Baxter Novum
Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology
Novum Forskningscenter, pl 7
SE-141 57 Huddinge
Phone: +46 8 585 82601

Bengt Lindholm, MD PhD

Olivier Devuyst, MD PhD
University of Zurich, Institute of Physiology
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Phone: +41 44 635 50 82

Olivier Devuyst, MD PhD

Georg Schlieper, MD PhD
RWTH Aachen University Hospital
Department of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology
Pauwelsstr. 30
52074 Aachen
Phone: +49 241 8035381

Georg Schlieper, MD PhD