Dr Luyckx obtained her MBBCh from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She trained in Internal Medicine at University of Miami and in Nephrology at Harvard University. She has an MSc in Public Heath from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Luyckx has a strong interest in developmental programming of hypertension and kidney disease and therefore also in maternal health. She is a practicing adult nephrologist at the University Hospital in Zurich and is actively engaged in the global nephrology community to promote prevention and sustainable and equitable treatment of kidney disease in limited-resource settings.