NephGen Symposium

SFB1453_Symposium 2023_Program_23-09-11

The 1st International NephGen Symposium will take place on September 18 – 21, 2023, in the Historical Merchants’ Hall in the beautiful old town of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

This 4-day symposium will cover the newest developments in genetic kidney disease, clinical nephrology, kidney physiology, oncology and nephropathology. There will be sufficient time for discussions and scientific exchange to learn from the leading experts in the field. The program also comprises presentations by patient representatives, a Meet-the-Editor session and selected short talks by early career scientists. There will be two poster sessions preceded by poster flashes, and the best posters in each session will be awarded with poster prizes.

We cordially invite everyone to join us for this exciting and inspiring symposium. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you here in the Black Forest!


Program Registration Location & Accommodation Contact



Download the program here

Keynote Speakers

  • Anna Greka (Broad Institute, Boston, MA)
  • Melissa Little (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, AUS)
  • John Maraganore (Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA)
  • Katalin Susztak (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)

Confirmed Guest Speakers

  • Thomas Benzing (Cologne)
  • Peter Boor (Aachen)
  • Björn Buchholz (Erlangen)
  • Emilie Cornec-Le Gall (Brest, FR)
  • Olivier Devuyst (Zurich, CH)
  • Dorothee Günzel (Berlin)
  • Volker Haase (Nashville, TN)
  • Lutz Hein (Freiburg, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine)
  • Felix Knauf (Berlin)
  • Rafael Kramann (Aachen)
  • Jens Leipziger (Aarhus, DK)
  • Rachel Lennon (Manchester, UK)
  • Louisa Merscher (Freiburg, patient representative)
  • Catherine Meyer-Schwesinger (Hamburg)
  • Heymut Omran (Muenster)
  • Helle Praetorius (Aarhus, DK)
  • Paola Romagnani (Florence, IT)
  • Carsten Wagner (Zurich, CH)

Social Programs

  • Historical Walking Tour through the Old Town of Freiburg (details )
  • Conference Dinner and Get-Together, Restaurant “Waldsee”
  • Speakers’s Dinner, Restaurant “Zum Kaiser” (invitation only)

Symposium Online Registration

Abstract submission is now closed, but registration to the symposium is still possible.

Please register here:

Location & Accomodation


Historical Merchants’ Hall (Historisches Kaufhaus)
Münsterplatz 24
79098 Freiburg


Hotels in close proximity to the venue:

  • Hotel Oberkirch 
  • Hotel Mercure Am Münster
  • Hotel Best Western Victoria 
  • City Hotel Freiburg 
  • Motel One Freiburg
  • Hotel Rappen
  • Hotels am Stadtgarten


Special Train Ticket Arrangements with Deutsche Bahn

You can use the special arrangement from Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) to travel from any German railway station to Freiburg.

The fare for your one way ticket (limited availability) to the conference is:

One way – specific train
1st Class – 80,90 €
2nd Class – 49,50 €
One way – fully flexible
1st Class – 98,90 €
2nd Class – 67,50 €

Book your ticket here


Organizing Committee

  • Anna Köttgen
  • Michael Köttgen
  • Ian Frew
  • Gabriele Greve
  • Paul Jackels
  • Julia Meyer-Taffoureau




Gabriele Greve +49-761-27078260

Julia Meyer-Taffoureau +49-761-27078051

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