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Professor Salim Abdelilah-Seyfried

University of Potsdam, Potsdam (Germany)

His research focusses on the zebrafish cardiovascular system, which is relatively simple compared to its mammalian counterpart, to better understand the signaling events that instruct cardiovascular morphogenesis and to elucidate cardiovascular disease mechanisms on a molecular level. In collaboration with clinical researchers, his team uses developmental genetics together with cell biological and pharmacological approaches to develop animal models for human cardiovascular diseases. Their research revealed that the loss of CCM proteins involves increased Krüppel-like factor 2 activity.

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