"We work in the field of basic nephrological research, i.e. we try to understand in detail how the kidneys function. We are particularly interested in newer signalling pathways that, for example, influence the transport of molecules.
We are also investigating the causes of high blood pressure and edema formation. Both are the result of a disturbed fluid balance. Too much fluid remains in the tissue. Typical consequences of this volume retention are for example swollen legs or high blood pressure. The kidneys are decisively responsible for a normal fluid balance. However, it is not known in detail which mechanisms cause volume retention. A better understanding of this could provide starting points for new therapies."
Franziska Theilig, 41 years, born in Bad Langensalza. Since August 2017 Professor of Anatomy at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. Previously associate professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Licence to practise medicine in 2004, doctorate in 2005 at the Charité, Humboldt University of Berlin.