Centre for Kidney Disease Research (CHSR)

Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland

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The Centre is one of Australia's leading kidney disease research centres with an international reputation for excellence in research. The researchers of the CKDR are working at the forefront of global trends in research to trial new clinical treatments and to understand the cellular and molecular basis of kidney disease. Renowned for its studies in acute and chronic kidney disease and kidney cancers, the CKDR has particular expertise in translating results from laboratory and clinical sciences for application to improve public health outcomes.

Website https://chsr.centre.uq.edu.au/research/kidney-medicine

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Co-ordinating centre for the Australasian Kidney Trials Network
  • Multi-centre randomised controlled trials
  • Prevention and treatment of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis
  • Prevention and treatment of haemodialysis catheter-associated bacteraemia
  • Nocturnal home haemodialysis
  • Anaemia management and iron supplementation
  • Cardiac risk factor intervention
  • Cochrane reviews (peritoneal dialysis, anaemia treatment, erectile dysfunction)
  • Vitamin D research
  • Metabolic syndrome and kidney disease

Facilities and major equipment

  • State-of-the-art equipment for assessing the molecular and biological basis of kidney disease
  • Nikon Eclipse FN1 electrophysiological intravital video microscope

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


Translational Research Institute, Level 5, 32 Kent Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre
  • Australian Research Centre of Excellence – Headquarters

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