Plenary Session 1 presentation title: “RNA interference in IgAN”
Professor Jonathan Barratt
The Mayer Professor of Renal Medicine, University of Leicester
Jonathan leads the Renal Research Group within the College of Life Sciences, University of Leicester. His research is focussed on a bench to bedside approach to improving our understanding of the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy a common global cause of kidney failure. Jonathan is the IgA nephropathy Rare Disease Group lead for the UK National Registry of Rare Kidney Diseases (RaDaR) and a member of the steering committee for the International IgA Nephropathy Network. He works closely with pharmaceutical companies interested in new treatments for IgA nephropathy, and is Chief Investigator for a number of international randomised controlled Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials in IgA nephropathy, and was a member of the FDA and American Society of Nephrology Kidney Health Initiative: Identifying Surrogate Endpoints for Clinical Trials in IgA Nephropathy Work group.