Institute of Cardiogenetics

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    Maria-Goeppert-Straße 1

    23562 Lübeck


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About us

The Institute for Cardiogenetics has its origins in a research group of Molecular Cardiovascular Genetics headed by Prof. Heribert Schunkert and Prof. Jeanette Erdmann at the Medical Clinic II at the University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein in 2004. As a result of many years of successfully working together in Lübeck we have a particularly close collaboration with the research group of Professor Heribert Schunkert, director of the Deutsches Herzzentrum München.

Team members apply in-silico as well as in-vitro and in-vivo methods to further unravel the genetics of cardiovascular diseases.

By integrating bioinformatical, epidemiological, clinical and experimental data, we propose to elucidate the functional basis of already-known genetic loci, as well as identify novel pathways to further understand the pathomechanisms leading to these life-threatening diseases.

To fulfill these overarching goals the Institute hosts an interdisciplinary as well as international research team of 25 scientists, PhD and MD students and technicians.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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