News of the IPT

May 2021

Otto-Hess scholarship for Luisa Gündel

The German society of cardiology (DGK) awarded Luisa Gündel the Otto-Hess scholarship for the execution of her MD thesis. The Otto-Hess scholarship supports excellent MD research projects.

March 2021

Poster prize at PharmTox Summit

Paula Vaccarello won the poster prize at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the German Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology for her Poster on " MicroRNA-21 as a potential therapeutic target in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis".

February 2021

A macrophage small RNA promotes cardiac fibrosis

Deepak Ramanujam and Anna Patricia Schön from the IPT have hitherto discovered a previously unknown molecular function of microRNA-21 (miR-21) that promotes fibrosis through its action in macrophages. This study suggests that macrophages hold promise as target cells for RNA-based therapy against miR-21. These findings have recently been published in the #1 Cardiovascular Journal Circulation(link is external).