Nescafé 3in1 LifeCycle Challenge continues to boost kidney disorder research through University Research Trust
A team of researchers from the University’s Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in collaboration with the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Medicine and Mater Dei Hospital, namely Prof. Jean Calleja Agius, Prof. Emanuel Farrugia, Dr Edith Said and Dr Graziella Zahra, will be investigating polycystic kidney disease (PKD).
“Patients with ADPKD in Malta have so far been diagnosed clinically and the genetic aetiology of this condition is as yet not fully defined. The research project will aim to determine the underlying genetic defect in patients with ADPKD in Malta and to offer proper genetic counselling to families with individuals with ADPKD,” said lead researcher Prof Jean Calleja Agius.
'The full study is expected to be spread over three years and will result in the analysis of most families with ADPKD in Malta,' added Prof. Calleja Agius.
Nestlé Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager Alfred J. Borg said: 'As part of our mission to enhance the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future for the communities, through our Nescafé 3in1 coffee brand, we have partnered with LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation to further support their noble mission in enhancing the lives of persons living with kidney disorder.'