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The new cardiobiology


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

Conference overview

The cardiovascular system is a multicellular and disseminated organ consisting of the heart, a network of vessels and circulating blood, thereby forming an intricately interdependent system, whose dysfunction is the leading cause of human mortality. Despite translational progress with impactful new interventional and pharmacological therapies, cardiovascular dysfunction continues to plague mankind. The current therapeutic approaches are either organ-centric or tackle the consequences of end-stage cardiovascular disease (CVD). New basic research approaches are focused on a deeper understanding of the causes and early development of CVD to identify mechanisms close to the root of the disease, providing the promise to prevent, halt, and reverse the disease process. In parallel, new tissue engineering and mechanobiology approaches are revolutionizing cardiovascular discovery research and disease modeling by more closely mimicking the human situation. However, these are largely separated research communities, with yet little crosstalk or exchange between the two. This conference aims at transforming the established organ-centric view on single cardiovascular organs to a systems biomedicine approach by tearing down the walls between disciplines and instead discussing the cardiovascular system in an inter-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary approach. 


Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information on sponsoring possibilities.

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Date: 20 - 23 Feb 2024

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Pilar Alcaide
    Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
    • Johannes Backs
      Heidelberg University, Germany
      • Kristina Haase
        EMBL Barcelona, Spain
        • Enzo Porrello
          Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia

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