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.


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.  


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Interesting review published by Deepak Balamurali on the current ncRNA databases relevant to cardiovascular research.

Review paper: Non-Coding RNA Databases in Cardiovascular Research.

Authors: Deepak Balamurali and  Monika Stoll (Maastricht University).


12th Annual RNA Therapeutics Virtual Conference (10-11 Febr 2021)

This 2021 conference is set to explore the latest developments in RNA delivery agents and RNA-based therapeutics with the latest case studies on advanced mRNA technologies, oligonucleotide delivery, therapeutic applications and future trends and innovations.


Dates announced Heart Failure 2021 congress (HFA-ESC)

Saturday, 15 May - Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Heart Failure is the world's leading congress for experts in cardiology to discuss strategies for a universal approach towards the prevention and treatment of heart failure.


World Heart Day today!

Since 2000, on the last Sunday in September we celebrate World Heart Day in order to raise global awareness of the importance of cardiovascular diseases and promote their control. The event arose as an initiative of the World Heart Federation and enjoys the patronage of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


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