Description of event:
As a chronic inflammatory disease
of the arterial wall, atherosclerosis is a leading cause of death and morbidity worldwide. This conference will highlight molecular mechanisms giving rise to the disturbed equilibrium of vascular homeostasis, lipid
accumulation, immune responses and their clearance during atherogenesis.
Leading specialists in the field will present recent observations linking genetic
, as well as providing insights into the role of inflammatory cell
subsets, their mediators and signaling
mechanisms in atheroprogression. Novel treatment options to interfere with these mechanisms, including peptide
- and microRNA
-based therapeutics, will be discussed.
and systemic inflammation
- Early inflammatory and immune-driven atherogenesis
- Atheroprogression, ER-stress and unstable plaques
- Novel therapeutic
options involving miRNAs
Christoph Binder (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
Myron Cybulsky (University of Toronto, Canada)
Stefanie Dimmeler (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Ebru Erbay (Bilkent University, Turkey)
Founded by Duke Ludwig of Bavaria-Landshut in 1472, Ludwig Maximilians University is one of the largest universities in Germany and is divided into 18 faculties grouping together major areas of teaching and research.
LMU Munich is home to innovative basic research
, both within individual disciplines and through inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations across various fields of knowledge. 700 professors along with 3,600 academic staff members research and teach within the university's 18 faculties and numerous research centers.
Nestled in Southern Bavaria, Munich is Germany's third largest city. The city is home to the world famous Oktoberfest and Hofbräuhaus beer hall plus the Pinakothek art galleries, BMW and Bayern Munich. With all this to see and do, the city marries old Bavarian tradition with vibrant modern life.
Whilst in Munich, visitors can see the 15th century Gothic Church of Our Lady with its famous onion domes, walk to Marienplatz where the carillon plays three times a day or visit one of the most famous tavern in the world, the Hofbräuhaus beer hall (which has live Bavarian music each night).