Cardiovascular Cluster (CVC)

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death world-wide. It is also the leading cause of hospital admissions and of physical disability and a major cost burden in health care. Cardiovascular disorders have multifactorial etiologies and affect almost all organ systems. Diagnosis, treatment and research endeavors focusing on these disorders therefore require close collaboration across medical specialties. The Cardiovascular Cluster is a multidisciplinary research structure which aims to facilitate synergies between basic and clinical investigators that span the spectrum of cardiovascular research.


Ludwig-Boltzmann Lecture: Prof. Stephan Chlopicki 

Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET), Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

“Endothelial Dysfunction in Heart Failure: lesson learned from mice with cardiomyocyte-specific overexpression of Gαq* protein (Tgaq44 mice)”

April 1

2pm Conference room, Level 3, Anna-Spiegel-Building


Guest Lecture: Dr. Christoph Bock

“Single-cell Sequencing of Epigenetic Disease Landscapes and Induced Perturbations"

March 27

3pm, Seminarroom E3, Anna-Spiegel-Building


Guest Lecture: Dr. Gemma Vilahur

“From lipids to thrombosis: translational research targeting HDL and platelet function”
She is a Senior I3P Researcher at the ICCC- IR-Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, where she coordinates the Translational Research Department. Her research activities have been focused on cardiovascular research, especially devoting to unraveling the basic mechanisms of vascular and heart disease pathology and evaluating and discovering new potential therapeutic approaches.
December 13

3pm, Course room 12 (auditorium center, General Hospital Vienna)



Retreat „Cardiovascular Medicine meets Vascular Biology”

May 25, 2019 | 8:00-17:00 Lecture Hall A; General Hospital Vienna (Kliniken am Südgarten)

Key note lecture was held by Prof. Thomas Lüscher (Imperial College, UK & Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University Zurich, CH) on "How to develop into a leader in Cardiology"



November 7 and 8, 2019

Laa an der Thaya