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PhD defense at ICG

On October 6th, 2020 at 9:00 am Anja Trillhaase will defend her PhD thesis “Impact of the CAD risk locus 9p21 on vascular calcification – development of an iPSC-based model”.
We are looking forward to a great talk, vivid discussions, and an impressive Q&A session.

Of mice and men and zebrafishes. A promised land of discoveries for hypertension researchers.

An editorial commentary on our article titled “Studies in zebrafish demonstrate that CNNM2 and NT5C2 are most likely the causal genes at the blood pressure-associated locus on human chromosome 10q24.32” has been reviewed and accepted for publication in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine.

The title of this Editorial is “Of mice and men and zebrafishes. A promised land of discoveries for hypertension researchers” and states that, zebrafishes are going to be the tale for hypertension research in the immediate future. 

We are grateful to the authors (Daniela Sorriento and Guido Iaccarino) for their very positive evaluation of our article.

The Editorial can be found here.

The Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) promoter polymorphisms (rs3063368, rs755622) predict acute kidney injury and death after cardiac surgery

Averdunk L, Bernhagen J, Fehnle K, Surowy H, Lüdecke HJ, Mucha S, Meybohm P, Wieczorek D, Leng L, Marx G, Leaf DE, Zarbock A, Zacharowski K, On Behalf Of The RIPHeart Study Collaborators, Bucala R, Stoppe C.

J Clin Med. 2020 Sep 11;9(9):E2936. doi: 10.3390/jcm9092936.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32932965/

Heterozygous ATP-binding Cassette Transporter G5 Gene Deficiency and Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

Nomura A, Emdin CA, Won HH, Peloso GM, Natarajan P, Ardissino D, Danesh J, Schunkert H, Correa A, Bown MJ, Samani NJ, Erdmann J, McPherson R, Watkins H, Saleheen D, Elosua R, Kawashiri MA, Tada H, Gupta N, Shah SH, Rader DJ, Gabriel S, Khera AV, Kathiresan S.

Circ Genom Precis Med. 2020 Aug 30. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.119.002871.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32862661/

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Cardiometabolism Virtual Seminar

On Friday, September 4th, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Jeanette Erdmann and Thorsten Kessler (DHM, Munich) will talk about cardiovascular genetics at the “Cardiometabolism Virtual Seminar”. Please join us using Zoom ID 692-600-595.

Jeanette Erdmann, Cardiovascular genetics: Past, Present, Future
Thorsten Kessler, Insights from the GUCY1A1 coronary artery disease locus

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