Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD, is Full Professor in the Institute of Physiology of the UZH and invited Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) Medical School in Brussels, Belgium. He has a joint appointment in the Division of Nephrology of the UniversitätsSpital (Zurich) and the Saint-Luc Academic Hospital (Brussels).
Dr. Devuyst and his group investigate the molecular mechanisms of membrane transport using a translational approach from human genetics to model systems. These studies, which have generated more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, are funded by national and international agencies, including the European Union (FP6, FP7), the Baxter Extramural Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Devuyst has given more than 200 invited lectures and has been the laureate of several international prizes (including the Galien Prize in 2003, the International Spa Foundation Prize in 2007, and the Prix de la Fondation du Rein in 2009).
He serves in the Editorial Board of Kidney International, Pflügers Archiv and Frontiers in Renal and Epithelial Physiology, and he is Associate/Speciality Editor of Peritoneal Dialysis International and Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.
Dr. Devuyst has been elected at the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium in 2005.