Prof. AYSE BALAT
Professor in Pediatrics, a specialist in Pediatric Nephrology and Rheumatology, Gaziantep University, Turkey. Vice president of Gaziantep University since October 2020.
President of the Mediterranean Kidney Society (2015 to 2018) and is Secretary beginning from 2018. She is also President-Elect of the International Association for History of Nephrology since 2019.
She has several studies published in international and national peer-reviewed scientific journals (H-Index: 24). She was the Guest Editor of the International Journal of Nephrology in 2012 (special issue titled ” Devil’s Triangle in Kidney Diseases: Oxidative Stress, Mediators, and Inflammation”).
She has been joined as an “invited speaker” to 18 International Meetings.
As of 2007, she organizes World Kidney Day activities within the scope of the “Survival is not Enough” program (in the first rank in between European pediatric nephrologists as an organizer of those activities). After the Syrian conflict, she has worked to raise awareness about Syrian refugee children with kidney disease. The main areas of interest: nephrotic syndrome, urinary tract infection, and the roles of oxidative stress, nitric oxide, adrenomedullin, and urotensin-2 in kidney disease.