Dr. Anja Trillhaase from the ICG will give an invited talk at the Conference on Advancements in Organoid Sciences

The aim of this meeting, organized by Prof. Dr. med. Sven Hendrix from Medical School Hamburg (MSH), is to create a platform for leaders in organoid research to discuss the advancements in 3D culture systems.

Date: 26th – 27th January 2023
Location: “GOLDEN EGG” at MSH, Hamburg

Dr. Anja Trillhaase from the ICG will present her work on using organoids to study angiogenesis.


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Young DZHK workshop on Digitalisation

Please join us Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15, for the two-hour online session (4 – 6pm)

For zoom login information please register here.

(Please register in advance. After filling in your name, e-mail address, you will get the login information directly on the screen and a few moments later via e-mail).

Organizing team: Julia Krause and Tobias Reinberger

Download the agenda here:

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Online-Ringvorlesung: Geschlechtersensible Medizin

Online-Ringvorlesung Oktober 2021 bis Februar 2022

Geschlechtersensible Medizin

immer donnerstags von 18:00 bis 19:30 Uhr online über Zoom: https://bit.ly/ws21-22-rv-gendersensible_medizin

Kenncode: 845532

Prof. Dr. med. Sabine Oertelt-Prigione
Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Bielefeld, Radboud University Nijmegen
Geschlechtersensible Medizin 2021: ein Überblick

Prof.in Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Bettina Pfleiderer
Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Münster
Weibliche Depression, männliche Depression – gleiche Diagnose und doch ganz anders!

Prof. Dr. Clara Lehmann
Innere Medizin der Uniklinik Köln
Hat das Immunsystem ein Geschlecht?

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jeanette Erdmann
Institut für Kardiogenetik, UKSH Campus Lübeck
Frauen in der (Medizinischen) Forschung

Prof. Dr. med. Anne Letsch
Onkologisches Zentrum, UKSH Campus Kiel
Spezifische Gender-Aspekte bei Nebenwirkungen von Krebstherapien

PD Dr. med. Doreen Richardt
Klinik für Herzchirurgie und Chirurgie, UKSH Campus Lübeck
Frauenherzen und andere Mysterien

Dr. med. Ute Seeland
Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charité Berlin
Einfluss von Östrogenen und kardiovaskulären Risikofaktoren auf die arterielle Gefäßsteifigkeit

Prof. Dr. med. Axel S. Merseburger
Klinik für Urologie, UKSH Campus Lübeck
Geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede bei urologischen Krebserkrankungen

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jeanette Erdmann
Institut für Kardiogenetik, UKSH Campus Lübeck
Dr. rer. nat. Christine Friedrich
Klinik für Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie, UKSH Campus Kiel
Gendermedizin in der Herzforschung –wichtig für Frauen und Männer

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Jeanette Erdmann is a new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina unites researchers with special expertise in their respective fields. The criterion for admission is outstanding scientific achievement.

Among scientists, admission to the ranks of Leopoldina members is considered one of the highest honours – Prof. Jeanette Erdmann has received it. The biologist is the only professor at the University of Lübeck who is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Her path into the world of research led Jeanette Erdmann to the Institute of Human Genetics in Bonn after completing her studies at the University of Cologne, where she wrote her doctoral thesis. After her doctorate, she worked as a research group leader in Berlin and Regensburg. Jeanette Erdmann completed her habilitation at the University of Regensburg. She has worked at the University of Lübeck since 2003.

In 2012 she was appointed W3 Professor for Life in Lübeck and subsequently DZHK Professor by the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research. Since 2013, she has successfully led the newly founded Institute of Cardiogenetics, which aims to better understand the genetic factors that lead to cardiovascular diseases, e.g. atherosclerosis and heart attacks, in order to develop new therapies. “Since the beginning of my PhD, I have been working on the inheritance of common, so-called complex diseases, first with schizophrenia and depression and for 15 years now with cardiovascular diseases. For a few years now, however, I have expanded my field of research and we are currently also developing a therapy for a rare neuromuscular disease that I diagnosed myself with a few years ago,” reports Prof. Jeanette Erdmann.

With her expertise, the director of the Institute of Cardiogenetics at the University of Lübeck now strengthens the Leopoldina, which is a classic learned society with its approximately 1,600 members from almost all scientific fields. The proportion of female scientists among its members has risen from seven to 15 per cent in the past ten years. “Being accepted into the Leopoldina is a success and a great honour for me in two ways,” explains Prof. Erdmann. “On the one hand, I am pleased that my scientific work has been recognised by the Academy. Here I would like to thank my staff in particular, as well as the national and international cooperation partners of the past 15 years, without whom this success would not have been possible. On the other hand, admission to the Leopoldina rewards the efforts of the past years and perhaps strengthens more young women and people with physical limitations to embark on the fulfilling, but sometimes also rocky path of an academic career. I would be extremely pleased about that.”

The Academy’s tasks include representing German science abroad and advising politicians and the public. The Leopoldina unites researchers with special expertise in their respective fields. The approximately 1,600 Academy members come from over 30 countries. Every year, about 50 scientists are elected to the Academy for life in a multi-stage selection process. Admission follows a nomination by Academy members, which is followed by a multi-stage selection process by the Section, the Class and the Presidium.

Since the Academy was founded in 1652, more than 7,000 personalities have been admitted to its ranks. These have included Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Justus von Liebig and Max Planck.

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Functional Genomics gets a major boost at the ICG

The Institute for Cardiogenetics at the University of Lübeck is thrilled to announce a major grant from the Corona-Stiftung. The fund is dedicated to supporting the innovative work of Dr. Redouane Aherrarhou, a trailblazing researcher who, under the mentorship of Prof. Jeanette Erdmann, will establish his independent junior research group to take a novel approach to understanding coronary artery disease (CAD). The research project, entitled “Dissecting Sex Differences in Coronary Artery Calcification with System Genetics”, aims to illuminate the complex genetic interplay behind coronary artery calcification (CAC) – a phenomenon strongly associated with CAD and fatal plaque rupture.

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“Stem Cell Club Lübeck” on July 4, 2023 at 3:00pm

The Stem Cell Club Lübeck (SCCL) is a series of virtual research talks, hosted by Dr. Anja Trillhaase from the Institute for Cardiogenetics.

The SCCL aims to connect stem cell and organoid researchers across Germany, and in the northern areas in particular.

Especially, junior researchers are invited to join the meetings and connect with peers.

Every two months a virtual meeting will be held, where one invited external speaker and one internal speaker from Lübeck, Hamburg or Kiel will present and discuss their work with the audience.

This will be a great opportunity to further bring together research teams working on stem cells and organoids, to intensify the collaborative work and to give junior researchers the possibility to get in touch with different researchers in the field apart from big conferences.

The third Stem Cell Club Lübeck meeting will take place on July 4th 2023 at 3 pm!

Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pduCuqDwtHtHQ0IDOAVvQnT51dkUGgd2E

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Physiological Reviews Podcasts

Genetic research, including genome-wide association studies (GWAS), plays an increasingly crucial role in studying the physiology and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease. Deputy Editor Dr. Carol Ann Remme conducts an interview with authors Prof. Jeanette Erdmann (University of Lübeck, Germany) and Prof. Connie Bezzina (Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands) about their latest Review published in Physiological Reviews by Walsh et al. GWAS focus on identifying genetic variations associated with specific traits, and it is imperative to investigate these variations to comprehend an individual’s susceptibility to particular diseases. Unraveling the genetic foundation of a disease can facilitate the discovery of therapeutic targets for clinical interventions. The experts delve into the application of GWAS in studying rare disorders like Brugada Syndrome, as well as common disorders such as myocardial infarction. The potential applications of GWAS are extensive, ranging from unveiling novel insights into the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease to potentially developing clinically applicable polygenic risk scores in the future. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of these topics.


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Research.com, a prominent academic platform for researchers, has recently published the 2023 Edition of their Ranking of Best Scientists in Genetics. We are thrilled to have been informed that Jeanette Erdmann has been ranked #397 in the world ranking and #21 in Germany. Additionally, she has been awarded the Genetics Leader Award for 2023. The ranking is based on the D-index metric, which considers only papers and citation values for the examined discipline. The ranking includes only leading scientists with a D-index of at least 40 for academic publications in Genetics. Congratulations!

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A Look Back at the 10-Year Anniversary Event of the Institute for Cardiogenetics

On May 5 and 6, 2023, the Institute for Cardiogenetics (ICG) celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a special event held at the University of Lübeck [1]. The two-day event took place at the CBBM and BMF Building in Marie-Curie-Straße, 23562 Lübeck [3].

The 10-year anniversary event was a momentous occasion, looking back at the progress made in cardiovascular research over the past decade and discussing the future of the field. Attendees had the opportunity to listen to various speakers, engage in discussions, and network with fellow professionals and researchers.

Some highlights of the event included presentations by renowned experts in the field of cardiogenetics, panel discussions on the latest developments and research findings, and a showcase of the institute’s achievements over the past ten years.

We got quite positive feedback that the event was well-organized and attended by a diverse group of professionals, academics, and students in the field of cardiogenetics. The atmosphere was one of collaboration and a shared passion for advancing cardiovascular research.

All in all, we feel that the 10-year anniversary event of the Institute for Cardiogenetics was a resounding success. It provided a platform for professionals and researchers in the field to come together, share their knowledge, and discuss the future of cardiogenetics. We did not only celebrate the past achievements of the institute but also set the stage for further advancements in cardiovascular research.

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The DZHK research platform: maximisation of scientific value by enabling access to health data and biological samples collected in cardiovascular clinical studies.

Hoffmann J, Hanß S, Kraus M, Schaller J, Schäfer C, Stahl D, Anker SD, Anton G, Bahls T, Blankenberg S, Blumentritt A, Boldt LH, Cordes S, Desch S, Doehner W, Dörr M, Edelmann F, Eitel I, Endres M, Engelhardt S, Erdmann J, Eulenburg K, Falk V, Felix SB, Frank D, Franke T, Frey N, Friede T, Geidel L, Germans L, Grabmaier U, Halle M, Hausleiter J, Jakobi V, Jebran AF, Jobs A, Kääb S, Karakas M, Katus HA, Klatt A, Knosalla C, Krebser J, Landmesser U, Lee M, Lehnert K, Lesser S, Leyh K, Lorbeer R, Mach-Kolb S, Meder B, Nagel E, Nolte CH, Parwani AS, Petersmann A, Puls M, Rau H, Reiser M, Rienhoff O, Scharfe T, Schattschneider M, Scheel H, Schnabel RB, Schuster A, Schmitt B, Seidler T, Seiffert M, Stähli BE, Stas A, J Stocker T, von Stülpnagel L, Thiele H, Wachter R, Wakili R, Weis T, Weitmann K, Wichmann HE, Wild P, Zeller T, Hoffmann W, Zeisberg EM, Zimmermann WH, Krefting D, Kühne T, Peters A, Hasenfuß G, Massberg S, Sommer T, Dimmeler S, Eschenhagen T, Nauck M.

Clin Res Cardiol. 2023 Mar 8. doi: 10.1007/s00392-023-02177-5.


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Autoimmune pre-disease.

Bieber K, Hundt JE, Yu X, Ehlers M, Petersen F, Karsten CM, Köhl J, Kridin K, Kalies K, Kasprick A, Goletz S, Humrich JY, Manz RA, Künstner A, Hammers CM, Akbarzadeh R, Busch H, Sadik CD, Lange T, Grasshoff H, Hackel AM, Erdmann J,
König I, Raasch W, Becker M, Kerstein-Stähle A, Lamprecht P, Riemekasten G, Schmidt E, Ludwig RJ.

Autoimmun Rev. 2023 Feb;22(2):103236.

doi: 10.1016/j.autrev.2022.103236.

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