TRR259 - Aortic Disease
University of Bonn
TRR259 - Aortic Disease
University of Cologne
TRR259 - Aortic Disease
University of Düsseldorf
TRR259 - Aortic Disease
TRR259 - Aortic Disease
TRR259 - Aortic Disease

TRR259 - Aortic Disease 

The TRR259 is a Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University Bonn, Cologne, and Düsseldorf. In a joint and multidisciplinary effort, we are investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms of aortic disease holistically, with a particular focus on aortic valve stenosis, aortic aneurysm, and aortic dissection. Prospectively, we envision identifying novel pharmacological, interventional, and surgical targets for diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic strategies within the frame of translational and clinical studies. 

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For the 2nd funding period of TRR259 we are looking for PhD students, postdocs and other employees

Jul 2019






Monthly Seminar Series
Prof. Dr. T. Kawashima on iBTA in Cardiovascular Surgery
Düsseldorf, University ...
04:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Takkayuki Kawashima from the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Oita University Hospital, Japan) Title: Potential of new regenerative ...
Dissecting the role of APRIL in cardiovascular diseases
Düsseldorf, University ...
02:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Tsiantoulas (Dept. of Laboratory Medicine & Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Medical University ...
Mechanisms of vascular protection
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Nicola Smart (Departement of Physoology, Anatomy & Genetics, Medical Sciences Division, Universitiy of Oxford, Oxford, UK) Title: ...
Metabolic sensing and endothelial cell transitions
Teaching building, ...
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sofia-Iris Bibli (Institute for Vascular Signalling, Centre for Molecular Medicine, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main) Title: ...
News & Events
Open position: Medical-technical assistant (m/f/d)

The University Hospital Bonn (UKB) is a maximum care hospital with more than 1,306 beds. Our more than 8,000 employees take on tasks in research, teaching and patient care as well as in public health at the highest level. In 2021, the UKB has the fourth-highest case mix index and the best economic result of the university hospitals in Germany and is ranked number 1 of the university hospitals in NRW in the science ranking (LOMV).

Kick-Off-Meeting in Maria Laach sets stage for the second funding period of TRR259

Maria Laach, Germany - The TRR259 embarked on its second funding period with a successful Kick-Off Meeting held at the Seehotel Maria Laach on October 18-19, 2023.

TRR259 kickoff event of the 2nd funding period

On the sunny day of August 14, 2023, all scientists from the Düsseldorf site gathered for a kick-off event of the 2nd funding period of our TRR259 at Scotti’s Restaurant.

TRR259 members at the AHA 2022

The Annual Meeting of the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA) was held at McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois USA from Saturday, Nov 05 through Monday, 07 Nov.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a nonprofit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular medical research, educates consumers on healthy living and fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The AHA conference takes place annually. The meeting provided an invaluable educational experience and an opportunity to network with top minds in the field, as well as a global community of more than 28000 Medical and Cardiology professionals from every subspecialty.


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Denise Nehl

Scientific coordinator

Biomedical Center I, Building 13, 3OG, room 22

Venusberg-Campus 1

53127 Bonn

Department of Molecular Cardiology

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