We support important patient-related research projects.

Throughout all of Switzerland, of course!

Every year, the Swiss Kidney Foundation invites tenders for research projects.
⇒ Project submission 


The Swiss Kidney Foundation is once more inviting you to submit research projects in 2022. Based on the submissions and their relevance for the Foundation, two projects will be supported up to a maximum of CHF 30’000 each.
Each project must be submitted according to the attached guidelines and the application form must be filled in.
Only electronical submissions will be considered (send to President Nierenstiftung) and the deadline is August 14, 2022 at midnight.
The funding decision will be communicated by the end of September.
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Isabelle Binet
President - Swiss Kidney Foundation

For further information please do not hesitate to contact our secretariat

Guidelines 2022

Application form 2022 in word format

Application form 2022 in PDF format



2022 Schietzel Simeon, Bern

Analysis of Apixaban drug level monitoring in hemodialysis patients to improve dose finding and safety of use
Analyse von Apixaban Blutspiegelmessungen bei Dialysepatient*innen um die Dosisfindung und die Sicherheit der Anwendung zu verbessern.

2021 Faller Nicolas, Bern

Bewertung von Urincitrat und Serumhämoglobin als neue prognostische Faktoren bei autosomal-dominanter polyzystischer Nierenerkrankung: eine prospektive Kohortenstudie
Evaluation of urinary citrate and serum hemoglobin as new prognostic factors in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: a prospective cohort study

2018 Semmo Mariam & Bally Lia , Bern

Closing the loop in dialysis patients with diabetes
Künstliche Bauchspeicheldrüse bei Dialysepatienten mit Diabetes

2016 Dahdal Suzan, Bern

Effects of Sevelamer on the gut microbiome in chronic kidney disease
Effekte von Sevelamer auf das intestinale Mikrobiom bei chronischer Niereninsuffizienz

2015 Bohlender Jürgen, Bern

Prevention of early kidney damage and renal disease progression by controlling dietary salt intake and hypertension: identification of new predictive biomarkers

Annual Meeting - SGN - Poster Presentation 2018
Plasma angiotensin profiling in hypertensive patients screened for primary aldosteronism

Annual Meeting - SGN - Gewinner Poster Preis 2017


Indexed plasma drug concentrations for drug adherence screening in hypertensive patients.
Indexation des concentrations médicamenteuses plasmatiques pour évaluer l’observance chez les patients hypertendus

Medication adherence during laboratory workup for primary aldosteronism: pilot study

Patient Preference and Adherence 2018:12 2449–2455

2011 Arampatzis Spyridon, Bern

Effects of stochastic whole-body vibration therapy on functional muscle strength after kidney Transplantation

(Project still ongoing)

2011 Kruse Anja, Bern

Red blood cell lifespan in chronic renal failure. Determination of erythrocyte turnover using the carbon monoxide breath test method

2008 Pasch Andreas, Bern

Low urinary excretion of endogenous thiosulfate as a risk factor for calcium nephrolithiasis

2007 Farese Stefan, Bern

Sodium-Thiosulfate as a therapeutic agent for the prevention and treatment of vascular calcifications in ESRD         

2005 Simonetti Giacomo, Bern

Blood pressure, salt sensitivity and activity of 11-beta-OHSDH type 2  in children born with intrauterine growth retardation

2005 Pasch Andreas, Bern

Role of nephrotropic enteroviruses in renal disease

2004 Vogt Bruno, Bern

Behandlung der IgA-Glomerulonephritis mit tief dosiertem Cyclosporin


2018 Hirt Minkowski Patricia , Basel

Development of a point-of-care application for chemokine CXCL10 quantification after kidney transplantation

Entwicklung einer Point-of-Care-Anwendung zur Quantifizierung von Chemokin-CXCL10 nach Nierentransplantation

2017 Koller Michael T., Basel

Variability in outcome of renal allograft pairs (twins) originating from the same deceased donor. The STCS renal allograft twin study.

Variabilität im Transplantationserfolg bei Nierentransplantat-Empfängerpaaren deren Transplantate vom selben verstorbenen Spender stammen. Die STCS Transplantat-Zwillingsstudie.

Annual Meeting - SGN - Poster Presentation 2018
Preliminary results of the STCS Kidney Allograft Twin Study

2016 Kiss Alexander, Basel

Attitudes and practices among Swiss nephrologists regarding end-of-life care: is there a change in the past 12 years?  A national survey

End of Life Care (EOL) bei Dialysepatienten: Haben Schweizer Nephrologen ihre Einstellung und ihren Umgang damit in den letzten 12 Jahren verändert?

2014 Jehle Andreas, Basel

FFA bei diabetischer Nephropathie

Fetuin-A aggravates lipotoxicity in podocytes via interleukin-1 signaling

2014 Hoenger Gideon, Basel

A novel avidity assay to predict the clinical relevance of donor-specific HLA-antibodies

Annual Meeting - SSN - Poster Presentation 2022 - Interlaken

2013 Kim Min Jeong, Basel

Role of galactose-deficient IgA1 in the activation of Spleen tyrosine kinase and inflammatory response of mesangial cells in individual patient with IgA nephropathy

Higher serum galactose-deficient immunoglobulin A1 concentration is associated with stronger mesangial cellular inflammatory response and more severe histologic findings in immunoglobulin A nephropathy

Clinical Kidney Journal, 2018, 1-7 / doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfy068

2010 Burkhalter Hanna, Basel

Tägliches Licht für Nierentransplantierte Patienten die eine Schlaf- Wach- Dysregulation haben

The effect of bright light therapy on sleep and circadian rhythms in renal transplant recipients: a pilot randomized, multicentre wait-list controlled trial

Transplant International /Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 59-70 January 2015

2009 Amico Patricia, Basel

Towards defining pathogenic factors of donor specific HLA-antibodies

Pretransplant IgG subclasses of donor-specific human leukocyte antigen antibodies and development of antibody-mediated rejection.

Transplantation. 2011 Jul 15;92(1):41-7. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31821cdf0d.

2008 Burkhalter Hanna, Basel

Validity of a two item sleep quality scale in renal transplant recipients

2006 Schaub Stefan, Basel

Pre-transplant risk assessment: beyond HLA antibodies

2006 Kiss Alexander, Basel

Verbessert eine Eintages-Schulung für Ärzte und Schwestern (Swiss EDHEP) deren psychosoziale Kompetenz im Umgang mit trauernden Angehörigen (Hirntod/Organspende)?

2004 DeGeest Sabina, Basel

Testing the effectiveness of a Computer Assisted Transplant Patient Self-Management Tool


2017 Dufey Teso Anne , Genf

How to improve dialysis patients health literacy and satisfaction?

Comment améliorer les compétences en santé et la satisfaction des patients dialysés?

2013 Hadaya Karin , Genf

Association of a common P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) polymorphism C3435T with total bone mineral density in a cohort of kidney transplant recipients

Recipient rs1045642 Polymorphism Is Associated With Office Blood Pressure at 1-Year Post Kidney Transplantation: A Single Center Pharmacogenetic Cohort Pilot Study
frontiers in Pharmacology / published: 05 March 2018 doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00184

2011 De Seigneux , Genf

Role of oxidative stress in chronic kidney disease. Establishment of new measurement methods in chronic kidney disease patients

NADPH-oxidase 4 protects against kidney fibrosis during chronic renal injury.
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Dec;23(12):1967-76. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2012040373. Epub 2012 Oct 25. PMID: 23100220

2010 Chehade Hassib , Genf

Etude de l’effet d’un traitement de Prednisolone sur la diminution de l’atteinte parenchymateuse rénale après une pyélonéphrite aigue chez l’enfant

2007 Marangon Nicolas, Genf

Impact du suivi nephrologique sur le pronostic des patients insuffisants renaux chroniques de stade IV

2004 Moll Solange, Genf

Identification de marqueurs urinaires des maladies rénales

2004 Martin Pierre Yves, Genf

Ausbildung des Pflegepersonals zur psychischen Betreuung von Dialysepatienten


2021 Halfon Matthieu, Lausanne

Epidemiology of glomerulonephritis in Swiss kidney transplant recipients

Epidémiologie des glomérulonéphrites chez les patients transplantés rénaux en Suisse

2019 Pruijm Menno,  Lausanne

Hemodialysis and spirituality : Exploration of the spiritual expectations of dialysis patients in the Dialysis Centre of the Nephrology Department of the Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV)

Hémodialyse et spiritualité : exploration des attentes spirituelles des patients hémodialysés dans le Centre de dialyse du Service de néphrologie du Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV)

Annual Meeting - SSN - Poster Presentation 2022 - Interlaken

2016 Schwotzer Nora, Lausanne

Water-soluble vitamins in chronic on-line hemodiatiltration patients

Blutspiegel von wasserlöslichen Vitaminen bei chronischen Hämodiafiltration-Patienten

Water-Soluble Vitamin Levels and Supplementation in Chronic Online Hemodiafiltration Patients
Kidney Int Rep (2020) 5, 2160-2167 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2020.09.009

2013 Ogna Adam, Lausanne

Effects of renal transplantation on sleep apnea syndrome in chronic renal failure patients (Project still ongoing)

2012 Forni/Ogna Valentina, Lausanne

Effects of hemodialysis on sleep apnea syndrome in patients with renal failure

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity and Overnight Body Fluid Shift before and after Hemodialysis.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Jun 5;10(6):1002-10. doi: 10.2215/CJN.08760914. Epub 2015 Apr 10.

Prevalence and Diagnostic Approach to Sleep Apnea in Hemodialysis Patients: A Population Study.
Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:103686. doi: 10.1155/2015/103686. Epub 2015 Jul 1.

2011 Mani Laila-Yasmin/Pruijm Menno, Lausanne

The Chinese herb Shakuyaku-Kanzo.
To reduce muscular cramps in hemodialysis patients: a randomized, placebo-controlled double blind cross-over trial

2008 Ronzaud Carolina, Lausanne

Control of blood pressure and sodium homeostasis by the WNK-SPAK/OSR1-NCC pathway: angiotensin II or aldosterone?

2008 El-Housseini Yousef, Lausanne

Stimulated sweating as a therapy to improve water and sodium balance in chronic hemodialysis patients

2007 Pruijm Menno, Lausanne

Effect of sodium and hypertension on renal tissue oxygenation in humans as measured by BOLD-MRI

2006 Mönster-Christensen Brigitte, Lausanne

Identification of the target protein(s) and drug development in patients with lithium induced nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

2005 Würzner Grégoire, Lausanne

Evaluation of compliance and compliance-monitoring-induced improvement in therapeutic responses in dialysis patients treated with high doses of the calcimimetic cincalcet HCl

St. Gallen

2005 Binet Isabelle, St. Gallen

Evaluation des Palliativpflege-Konzepts bei Dialysepatienten


2022 Seeger Harald, Zürich

Anti-nephrin antibodies in primary podocytopathies
Anti-Nephrin-Antikörper bei primären Podozytopathien

2020 Luyckx Valerie et al, Zurich

Access to expensive therapies in nephrology in Switzerland

Zugang zu teuren nephrologischen Therapien in der Schweiz

2016 Von Moos Seraina, Zurich

Biomarkers of endothelial stress to estimate volume status and cardiovascular risk in dialysis patients

Einschätzung des Volumenstatus und des kardiovaskulären Risikos von Dialysepatienten anhand neuer Biomarker

Vascular endothelial growth factor D is a biomarker of fluid overload in haemodialysis patients
Nephrol Dial Transplant (2020) 1–8 | doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfz281

Soluble CD146 and B-type natriuretic peptide dissect overhydration into functional components of prognostic relevance in haemodialysis patients
Nephrol Dial Transplant (2018) 33: 2035–2042 | doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfy113 |Advance Access publication 4 May 2018

2015 Cippa Pietro, Zurich

UMOD gene variants in kidney Transplantation

2010 Spartà Giuseppina, Zurich

Kinder mit einem hämolytisch-urämischem Syndrom: Klinische und psychologische Aspekte

Long-term health-related quality of life and psychological adjustment in children after haemolytic-uraemic Syndrome
Pediatr Nephrol (2016). doi:10.1007/s00467-016-3569-0

Health-related quality of life and mental health in parents of children with hemolytic uremic Syndrome
Pediatric Nephrology | June 2016, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 923-932 - Erratum to this article

Neurodevelopmental long-term outcome in children after hemolytic uremic Syndrome
Pediatric Nephrology | March 2015, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 503-513

2009 Fehr Thomas, Zurich

DNAM-CD155 interaction during allograft rejection: a new target for therapeutic intervention

2007 Ambühl Patrice, Zurich

Erfassung der Lebensqualität und des Krankheitsverlaufes bei Langzeit-Hämodialyse-Patienten