Flinders researchers are involved in a range of clinical and basic science studies to improve the detection and treatment of various renal diseases, including cancer.
The crossover between laboratory and clinical research combined with strong collaboration with other disciplines locally and internationally is helping advance research in several key areas.
The university’s work is founded on the clinical activities of the Flinders Medical Centre renal unit and includes projects in haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, general nephrology and basic science.
The department also takes a central role in undergraduate teaching and training of renal specialists and welcomes enquiries from students and doctors interested in pursuing higher research degrees.
"A major research focus is exploring the mechanisms by which cells actually sense oxygen. We believe this could hold vital clues in understanding cancer progression and in developing prognostic markers in cancer."
Dr Jonathan Gleadle
Professor of Medicine