Mgr. Martina Živná, Ph.D.
Neuron Prize 2022 for Promising Scientists in medicine
For finding the genetic cause of hereditary kidney disease
She has participated in the identification of genes whose mutations lead to the development of autosomal dominant tubulo-interstitial kidney disease (ADTKD). She has made a significant contribution not only to the elucidation of the disease mechanism, but also to the development of diagnostic methods. This has enabled the correct and early identification of the disease in patients from more than a thousand families worldwide. She contributes to the development of ADTKD treatment. Martina Živná works in the Laboratory for Rare Diseases Research at the Department of Pediatrics and Inherited Metabolic Disorders at the First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague. Her work to date promises further significant discoveries in the field of hereditary kidney diseases.