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Francisco Arjona Madueño postdoc

My current investigation line at the Department of Physiology in the Radboud university medical center focuses on the identification and characterization of new molecular players (transporters, channels and regulatory factors) involved in renal Magnesium (Mg2+) handling.

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Francisco Arjona Madueño postdoc

One of our biggest challenges in nephrology is the functional characterization of proteins expressed in the different segments of the nephron in health and disease. Given the high prevalence of hypomagnesemia in hospitalized patients and the symptoms associated (i.e. cardiovascular and neurological disorders), research on the (patho)mechanisms that yield hypomagnesemia is needed. Consequently, my current investigation line at the Department of Physiology in the Radboud university medical center focuses on the identification and characterization of new molecular players (transporters, channels and regulatory factors) involved in renal Magnesium (Mg2+) handling since the kidney is the main organ regulating Mg2+ homeostasis. In this regard, my research is particularly oriented to the elucidation of the pathophysiological implications of these new molecular players when they are dysfunctional. Thus, the molecular etiology of Mg2+ reabsorption disorders in the kidney of patients with symptomatic hypomagnesemia can be established.

Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2018: Prize for abstract and presentation (Nederlandse Federatie voor Nefrologie)
  • 2014: Personal Postdoctoral Long-Term Fellowship (European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA)
  • 2014: Personal Postdoctoral Short-Term Fellowship (European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • 2013: Impulsion Grant (Working Group on Inherited Kidney Disorders (WGIKD, ERA-EDTA)
  • 2011: Personal Postdoctoral Grant "Subside féderal pour la recherche" (Conseil de la Recherche, Université de Liege)
  • 2009: Best Ph.D. Thesis award (University of Cádiz)
  • 2009: Personal Postdoctoral Grant "Beca Fundación Ramón Areces para Estudios Postdoctorales" (Ramón Areces Foundation)
  • 2009: Personal Postdoctoral Grant "Contrato Puente para Doctores" (University of Cádiz)
  • 2009: Personal Travel Grant "Movilidad del Personal Investigador" (University of Cádiz)
  • 2007: Personal Travel Grant "Traslado Temporal" (Ministry of Education and Science, Spain)

Field of study

Physiology

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes. read more