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  •                    Water and Electrolytes Research Center, Faculty of Medicine,


    Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Isfahan, Islamic Republic of IRAN




    The Water & Electrolytes Research Center (WERC) was established in 2011. It is affiliated to School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS). It is located at the University Campus beside School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy. The WERC at IUMS was established for the first time as Kidney Basic Sciences Research Center in the Department of Physiology, School of Medicine. However, it was recognized in 2011 by the IUMS as a single research center named WERC. At this time, the WERC as one of the major research center in School of Medicine at IUMS is performed excellent activities in basic research related to kidney functions.


    Mission Statement:

    To perform basic researches related to kidney functions in order to improve the quality of renal basic sciences. The WERC always has vision of “Bench to Bed” for research implementation in clinic. Therefore all the clinical questions related to kidney functions that need basic researches in animal models will be considered.



    Almost all the facilities and equipment’s needed for in-vivo study in kidney functions are available in the WERC;  ie,  Power Lab systems, Renal circulation measurements  equipment’s and supplies, ELISA Reader, Large animal room , Metabolic cage, Spectrophotometer, Osmometer, Auto-analyzer, surgical microscope…..etc.



    The Water & Electrolytes Research Center has been the center of research activities on basic science related to kidney function. To date, a number of research projects have been conducted in this center, amongst which the most significant are studies on kidney circulation and regeneration, renal ischemia/reperfusion, and kidney toxicity. Most publications of this center are easily accessible through ISI, PubMed and Scopus databanks. The WERC always welcomes national or international intelligent post graduate students.