Outstanding webinar on Biocompatible Drug Delivery Systems organized by Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

In the beginning of July, the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, beneficiary in the TRAIN-HEART network, organized a full-day webinar on Biocompatible Drug Delivery Systems in which all TRAIN-HEART fellows attended.

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The fifth TRAIN-HEART Network Meeting!

The fifth TRAIN-HEART Network Meeting, gathering all partners and research fellows, took place from the 23rd and 24th of June 2021.

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Testimonial of TRAIN-HEART fellow Deepak Balamurali as presenter at the annual Congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

Deepak Balamurali, TRAIN-HEART fellow appointed at Maastricht University was awarded a congress grant covering the costs of registration for the EHRA Congress 2021(virtual) and EHRA Congress 2022 (tentatively in-person). He drafted a testimonial on this unique experience.

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Tremendous paper published on a potential mechanism for COVID-19 disease pathogenesis by the group of Prof. Mauro Giacca (King's College)

An exciting paper, resuling from a huge amount of excellent work by the group of Prof. Mauro Giacca at King's College London has been published in Nature last month!

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JMCC-ISHR Cardiovascular Webinar - Cardiac Epigenetics Special Issue 12 July 2021

Join the ISHR webinar on the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology's Special Issue on Cardiac Epigenetics: Driving signals to the cardiac epigenome in development and disease. Guest Editors Emma Louise Robinson, Manuel Rosa-Garrido, Chukwuemeka George Anene-Nzelu will host the discussion with two authors from the special issue: Ralf Gilsbach and Justus Stenzig.

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Great paper on a new microRNA program that stimulates cardiac regeneration from collaborative work between King's College and Maastricht University.

Myocardial regeneration is restricted to early postnatal life, when mammalian cardiomyocytes still retain the ability to proliferate. The molecular cues that induce cell cycle arrest of neonatal cardiomyocytes towards terminally differentiated adult heart muscle cells remain obscure. In this 2021 paper it is reported that the miR-106b∼25 cluster is higher expressed in the early postnatal myocardium and decreases in expression towards adulthood, especially under conditions of overload, and orchestrates the transition of cardiomyocyte hyperplasia towards cell cycle arrest and hypertrophy by virtue of its targetome.

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HFA Winter Meeting 2021 Abstract published in European Journal of Heart Failure

All abstracts of previous Heart Failure Association Winter Research Meeting (January 2021) are now published in the European Journal of Heart Failure: https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.2100

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Patient engagement in scientific research

The European Society of Cardiology and Harteraad, both partners in the TRAIN-HEART network, focus on the close involvement of patients in cardiovascular research.

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A British Heart Foundation - King's College London Centre Technology Workshop with Professor Mauro Giacca

Presenter: Professor Mauro Giacca

Title: High throughput screening

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King's College publishes on RNAemia and proteome biomarker risk stratification in intensive care unit patients with COVID-19

In this paper, the group of Prof. Mayr at King’s College London assessed RNAemia, antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 and proteomic profiles in serial blood samples from COVID-19 patients admitted to two Intensive Care Units.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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ESR Blog on Covid-19 period

Pandemic 101: lessons from COVID-19 to young researchers

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Making the most of ‘omics data: Manuel Mayr, King’s College London

Nice workshop of Prof. Manuel Mayr, invited by the Alan Turing Institute on "Making the most of 'omics data"

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Online X-omics Festival on 28 September 2020

The second edition of the X-omics festival “the future is now!” will take place online, on Monday September 28th 2020 from 09.30 – 14.00 CEST.

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European Research & Innovation Days 2020

Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy.

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ESC Congress 2020 - The Digital Experience (29 August - 01 September 2020)

ESC Congress – the world’s largest cardiovascular event – moves 100% online for the first time in its 70-year history, to create ESC Congress 2020 – Challenging Times, Infinite Possibilities. The ESC Congress Programme Committee has assembled the very latest cardiovascular research across over 500 sessions with 750 experts from 49 countries.

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TRAIN-HEART twitter account active

The TRAIN-HEART MSCA ITN is now also on Twitter! You can get all your updates about the ongoing research in this consortium, meet the researchers and more! Make sure you follow @TRAINHEART4 on Twitter!

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TRAIN-HEART ESR journal club launched

The TRAIN-HEART ESR journal club is launched this week and will meet regularly online to critically evaluate recent articles in the academic literature, such as the scientific literature, medical literature, or philosophy literature.

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HFA Webinar: Next generation RNA therapeutics

On Monday 16 March 2020, the Heart Failure Association (HFA) organized a dedicated webinar: "Next generation RNA therapeutics. Background and clinical development in cardiovascular disease".

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EDUCATIVE VIDEOS

As part of their outreach skills training, the scientist have created three educative video tutorials.

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FIRST TRAIN-HEART NETWORK MEETING

From 20 to 24 January 2020 the first TRAIN-HEART network meeting and training event was organized at the Technical University Munchen (Germany).

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FIRST RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Re-advertisement of 4 positions. Are you interested? Check Project 2, Project 5, Project 14 and Project 15 on Euraxess or the TRAIN-HEART website.

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