TRAIN-HEART Network

The TRAIN-HEART consortium, funded by the European Commission (2019-2023), is made up to train a league of 15 promising fellows that harness novel insights in the pathogenesis of ischemic heart failure, study the therapeutic potential of existing RNA therapeutics and improve its efficacy by the design of novel drug delivery systems.


People

TRAIN-HEART brings together leading academic teams and (biotech) companies covering various disciplines ranging from fundamental research to clinical pharmacology and gene therapy to drug delivery applications, have teamed up in the European Union.


Research Programme

The TRAIN-HEART network aims to gain viable insight in the pathogenesis of ischemic heart failure which will serve as a basis for drug discovery and drug delivery efforts that aim to therapeutically target specific molecules and mechanisms within cardiomyocytes for the treatment of ischemic heart failure.  


Contact

If you have any questions you can fill in the form or mail us directly: info@train-heart.eu.





News

Business case and Elevator Pitch Competition

During previous TRAIN-HEART network meeting in Milan (28-30 September 2022), the winners of the business case and elevator pitch competition were announced: EASY-COR. The work package 1 team prepared the best business case and presentation pitch and won a 250€ travel/conference award for each team member. An independent refereee panel reviewed all cases and pitches and the end-result was very tight.

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Multiple TRAIN-HEART scientists presented their work at International Society for Heart Research

In Berlin this summer several TRAIN-HEART fellows presented their work at the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) World Congress 2022. The spirit of ISHR is characterized by the scientific and social interactions of their members, and we can not agree more with this.


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ERC Advanced Grant for Prof. Thomas Thum

For years, Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas Thum, head of the Institute for Molecular and Translational Therapy Strategies at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and institute director of Fraunhofer ITEM, has been researching a remedy for the hitherto incurable cardiac fibrosis. He has already received the highest science funding from the European Union for this, an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.

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Review published by TRAIN-HEART fellow Joana Silva on non-coding RNAs involved in cardiac hypertrophy

Review title: Non-Coding RNAs in the Therapeutic Landscape of Pathological Cardiac Hypertrophy.

Published in Cells 2022, 11(11), 1805; https://doi.org/10.3390/cells11111805

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How to repair a broken heart with pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes?

The Eschenhagen group at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf recently published an article about the progress in the field of heart regeneration.

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