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Prof. Dr. Hellmut G. Augustin

European Center for Angioscience (ECAS), Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University and DKFZ, Heidelberg

Vice Spokesperson

Prof. Dr. Sergij Goerdt

University Hospital for Dermatology,

Venereology and Allergology and European Center for Angioscience (ECAS) University Medical Centre Mannheim, Heidelberg University


for complete schedule 2020 press here


Anna Jauch

Role of Lyve-1 during hepatic metastasis of malignant


Gèraud group


PD Dr. Walter Muranyi

A human in vitro model of the blood-cerebrospinal fluid

barrier to study endo-epithelial as well as host-pathogen


Schroten group

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Tridomus House B, Room 41, Ebene 2

CRC1366/ECAS Seminars in Angioscience

for complete schedule 2020 press here

Prof. Dr. David Jackson

Leucocyte migration in the lymphatics - The importance

of sugar coating

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 4 pm

Alte Brauerei H02, Röntgenstr. 7, 68167 Mannheim


Vascular Mini-Symposium 

April 15, 2020 at the MPI for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim

Free registration

1st Joint Summer School and

Consortium Meeting 2020

June 22-24, 2020 at the Pfalzhotel Asselheim



Carmen Ruiz de Almodóvar receives ERC Consolidator Grant

for the project "The Oligo-Vascular Interface: Understanding its Properties and Functions"

The group has identified an 'oligo-vascular interface', whereby vessels send out signals to

directly control the generation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells. Her research will focus

on the identification of molecular interactions between blood vessels and oligodendrocytes

during development, homeostasis and in conditions of demyelinating diseases.

The CRC1366 has now 5 PIs from 25 currently holding funded ERC grants.

Press release Nachrichten Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw), Dec. 10, 2019


Andreas Fischer receives Gábor Szász Award

for his research on the importance of the endothelium - the cells that line the blood vessels

from the inside - in the spread of cancer. The researchers could show that cancer cells

reprogramm the endothelium thereby increasing the production of a contact molecule that

allows cancer cells to attach to the vessel wall and prepare for passage into the blood vessels.

The activated signaling pathway facilitates cancer cells' access to the bloodstream and metastasis

to other organs and the production of messengers that attract cancer-promoting immune cells

into the tumor.

Press release German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Oct. 7, 2019


Überlebensstrategien im Klub K: Ein bisschen Maß muss sei

Zeitungsartikel der Rhein-Neckar Zeitung vom 13. Juli 2019

for more


Blutgefäße spielen bei einer Krebserkrankung eine wichtige Rolle: Sie ermöglichen es den Tumoren, zu wachsen und sich im Körper auszubreiten

Pressemitteilung des Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrums (DKFZ)


Bericht im Mannheimer Morgen vom 1. März 2019

Pressemitteilung zum Kickoff Meeting

Michael Platten receives the German Cancer Award 2019

Pressemitteilung vom 23.11.2018


Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) fördert die Erforschung von Mechanismen, mit denen Blutgefäße die Funktion von Organen während der Entwicklung und bei Krankheitsprozessen steuern, mit mehr als 11 Mio. Euro.

Past Events

Moritz Jakab

Transcriptional dynamics at the vascular metastatic niche

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, Tridomus, House B, S41, Mannheim

Dr. Yonatan Stelzer

Revisiting embryonic development: An integrated view of epigenetics and cell commitment

Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 2 pm, ZMBH, Seminar room 001, ground floor, INF 280, Heidelberg

Roxana Ola, PhD

TGFbeta signaling in Cardiovascular development and disease

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, Tridomus, House B, S43, Mannheim

Prof. Dr. Ralf Brandes

Long non-coding RNAs in endothelial angiogenic function

Vascular Research Center, Goethe University Frankfurt

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 4 pm, Alte Brauerei H02, Röntgenstr. 7, 68167 Mannheim


Mahak Singhal

Angiocrine regulation of metastatic progression


Jia-Xiang See

Liver sinusoidal endothelial cell-mediated control of innate lymphoid cell function

Wednesday, November, 2019, Tridomus, House B, S41, Mannheim


Prof. Dr. Tibor Kempf

Iron deficiency aggravates heart failure

Cardiology and Angiology,Hannover Medical School

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4 pm, Alte Brauerei H02, Röntgenstr. 7, 68167 Mannheim

Rui Gao

Pioneering function of Isl1 in epigenetic regulation during second heart field development


Nalan Tetik

The role of RNF20 in vascular function

Wednesday, November, 2019, Tridomus, House B, S41, Mannheim

German Society for Microcirculation and

Vascular Biology Meeting 2019

October 25 – 27, 2019, Heidelberg, Germany

Consortium Meeting CRC1366

October 24/25, 2019, Heidelberg, Germany


Eva-Maria Weis

Ketone bodies induce endothelial cell proliferation


Haristi Gaitantzi

Generation of human liver organoids

Wednesday, October, 2019, Tridomus, House B, S41, Mannheim


Prof. Dr. Christian Helker

Apelin signaling switches quiescent vascular endothelial cells into a pro-angiogenic state

Philipps University Marburg

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Tridomus, House B, S43, Mannheim

Women in Science Symposium

Impediment or Inspiration for a Scientific Career?

Successful Women in Metabolism and Diabetes Research

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Medizinische Klinik Heidelberg University Hospital,

Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, Heidelberg, Germany

for more information see...

Prof. Dr. Hellmut AugustinDr. Katharina Schlereth, Prof. Dr. Michael Platten

Blutgefäße – eine Präsentation des CRC1366

Thursday, July 11, 2019,  7:30 pm

Karlstorbahnhof, Am Karlstor 1, 69117 Heidelberg 


Prof. Dr. Jaya Krishnan

Metabolic control of cardiovascular disease development and progression

Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Goethe University Frankfurt

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 4 pm, Alte Brauerei H02, Röntgenstr. 7, 68167 Mannheim


Dr. Prama Pallavi

Influence of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on HUVEC: Potential Impact for Chronic Limb Ischemia


Nicolas Gengenbacher

Targeting Angiopoietin-2 in Advanced Models of Metastasis

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 12 pm, Tridomus, House B, Room S41, Mannheim


Dr. Laura Zelarayan

WNT/beta-Catenin transcriptional control of heart remodeling

Developmental Pharmacology group, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology,

University Medical Center Goettingen

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 2 pm, Tridomus, House B, Ebene 2, Room S41, Mannheim 

Prof. Dr. Christian Stockmann

Vascular remodeling by hypoxic natural killer cells

Institute of Anatomy, University of Zürich

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4 pm, Allte Brauerei H02Mannheim


Dr. Georg Sedlmeier

Sleeman Group

Id proteins as therapeutic targets in cancer

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12 pm, Tridomus, House B, Ebene 2, Room S41

Ludolf-Krehl-Str. 7-11, 68167 Mannheim 

Prof. Dr. Friedemann Kiefer

Glue and spice, keep your lymphatic vessels nice

European Institute for Molecular Imaging, University of Münster

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4 pm, Tridomus, House B, Room S43,   Ebene 2, Mannheim

Dr. Katharina Schlereth
Epigenetic remodeling is essential for postnatal angiogenesis


Dr. Victor Olsavszky

Angiocrine HGF signaling in the liver

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12 pm, Tridomus, House B, Room S43, Mannheim


Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Tridomus, House B, Room S43,   Ebene 2

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Fleming

The cystathionine y-lyase and protein sulfhydration/persulfidation

in vascular homeostasis

Institute of Vascular Signaling, Centre for Molecular Medicine, 

Goethe University, Frankfurt

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 4 pm, Alte Brauerei, Mannheim

PD Dr. Katja Breitkopf-Heinlein

How BMP-9 modulates the hepatic responses to LPS


Dr. Manuel Winkler - AG Goerdt/Koch

Gata4 - master regulator of organ-specific endothelial

specification in the liver

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12 pm, Tridomus, House B, Room S41, Mannheim

Dr. Anupriya Chatterjee - AG Feng / Wieland

The Role of O-GlcNAcylation in NDPK-B Deficiency-Correlated Endothelial Damage


Dr. Matthias Kolibabka -  AG Hammes

Impact of Endothelial Gene Regulation on the Cell-cell communication of the Neurovascular Unit

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12 pm, Tridomus, House B, Room S4, Mannheim1


Kickoff Meeting CRC1366

March 1, 2019, Mannheim, Germany



Dr. Soni Pullamsetti
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim
Transcriptional Regulation and its Misregulation in
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 2 pm, Tridomus, House B, Room S41, Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Daniela Wenzel
Physiological Institute I, Bonn University
Mechanisms and Experimental Therapies for the
Regulation of Vascular Tone
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, 2 pm, Tridomus, House B, Room S41, Mannheim
Dr. Donato Inverso - AG Augustin
Angiopoietin-Tie Regulation of Organo-specific Angiocrine Wnt Codes
Dr. Andromachi Karakatsani - AG Ruiz de Almodóvar
Neurovascular Link in Neurogenic Niches of the Adult Mouse Brain
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, 12 pm, Tridomus, House B, Room S41, Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Katrin Schröder
Vascular Research Centre, Goethe University Frankfurt
Nox4 in Endothelial Function
Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, 1 pm, Tridomus, House B, Room S41, Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Ralf Adams
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster
Organ-specific and Functional Spezialization of Blood Vessels
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, 4 pm, Alte Brauerei, lecture hall H02, Mannheim


European Center for Angioscience

Medical Faculty Mannheim
Heidelberg University
Ludolf-Krehl-Straße 13-17
D-68167 Mannheim

Phone +49 621/383-71450