The Dark Genome:
Impact for Cardiac Health and Disease
This lecture will provide an overview of these exciting explorations into the “dark genome” including one of the first studies showing that targeting microRNAs or long non-coding RNAs may provide a therapeutic option for treating patients with cardiac disease. Since cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of death, these novel approaches affecting cardiac ageing, repair and regeneration may contribute to improve morbidity and mortality rates.
Date: 7 February 2019
Venue: Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, 15 Gordon Street, Canberra, Acton ACT 2601
About the Speaker
Professor Stefanie Dimmeler
Professor of Experimental Medicine and Head of Molecular Cardiology at the
University of Frankfurt
Professor Dimmeler received her undergraduate, graduate, and PhD degrees from the University of Konstanz in Konstanz, Germany. She then completed a fellowship in experimental surgery at the University of Cologne and in molecular cardiology at the University of Frankfurt. She is Professor of Experimental Medicine and Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, Center for Molecular Medicine at the University of Frankfurt.
Professor Dimmeler is author of more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, and has been invited as a speaker at more than 300 national and international meetings and seminars and has presented various keynote lectures. She has also received more than 15 national and international awards. Her research group explains the basic mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease and vessel growth.
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