Blanche Shroen

Friday, 25 May 2018 | 12:00 noon

Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht University, Maastricht, THE NETHERLANDS

Non-coding RNAs in heart failure: what more can we expect?

(Host: M. Giacca)

Research into non-coding RNAs and their role in heart failure was boosted exactly 10 years ago. The expectations of these molecules were sky high; they would both be novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for all sorts of diseases including heart failure. What have we learned from the research in these 10 years? Where are we now and where are we going? This lecture will focus on novel unpublished non- coding RNA candidates in HFpEF and underlying pathophysiological processes.

Blanche Schroen is professor of Experimental Cardiology at the Cardiology department within the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht of Maastricht University. Her PhD (2006) at Maastricht University under supervision of Prof Yigal Pinto aimed at finding molecular determinants of heart failure susceptibility. After a post-doc on cardiac genetical genomics at Imperial College London with prof Timothy Aitman and Prof Stuart Cook, she returned in 2008 to Maastricht University and started her current research on the role of non-coding RNAs as susceptibility factors for the development of heart failure.