Organization profile

Mission/Activities 

The Cardiovascular Research Unit aims to better understand the role of RNAs in heart and brain diseases. Our goal is to develop RNA-based biomarkers and therapeutic approaches to personalise health care. Our current focus is on heart failure, cardiac arrest and Parkinson's disease. 

Research projects  

Our ongoing research projects address two major areas: 

  • Biomarkers 

Using high-throughput transcriptomics tools, the team seeks to develop RNA-based diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for cardiovascular and brain diseases. Research projects focus on non-coding RNAs: microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs, and circular RNAs. 

  • Therapeutics 

By focusing on the mechanisms that RNAs regulate the development of diseases, the group aims to facilitate drug discovery. 

Strategic goals 

  • Address the main causes of mortality and morbidity in developed countries: heart and braindiseases
  • Fulfil unmet medical needs: lack of diagnostic tools and drugs forpersonalisedhealthcare 
  • Develop networks of international collaborators
  • Collaborate with private partners to bring research products to clinical application
  • Perform translational research to push forward personalised medicine. 

 

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