Prof. Jürgen Floege
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Academic Affiliation

Director, Department of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology, RWTH University Hospital, Aachen, Germany

Other Positions/Memberships

President, German Society of Nephrology
Member, ERA-EDTA scientific advisory
Member, American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
Member, Executive Committee, International Society of Nephrology (ISN)

Research Interests

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.

Select Publications

Association of low fetuin-A (AHSG) concentrations in serum with cardiovascular mortality in patients on dialysis: a cross-sectional study.
Lancet. 2003.
Renal injury from angiotensin II-mediated hypertension.
Hypertension. 1992.
Glomerular cell proliferation and PDGF expression precede glomerulosclerosis in the remnant kidney model.
Kidney International. 1992.


Professor Jürgen Floege, born in 1959, 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. Since 2001 he is also Vice Dean of the Medical School and since 2004 director of a government-funded center grant on chronic inflammation.


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