News of the IPT

  October 2021

Hans-Jürgen-Bretschneider-Abstract-Prize at the DGK Herztage 2021

Dena Esfandyari and Ileana Duran Fernandez won the Hans-Jürgen-Bretschneider-Abstractpreis at the Basic Science Meeting of the DGK Herztage 2021, for their posters on "MicroRNA-365 regulates human cardiac action potential duration" and "Macrophages as main drivers of microRNA-21 inhibition treatment for preventing adverse cardiac remodelling and dysfunction after myocardial infarction".

  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).