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Dear prospective candidate for our Master scholarships.

Before you take a closer look at the website of the research centre, we would like to give you some basic information about it.

Here is a short profile for your convenience:  
Vascular disease directly or indirectly accounts for approximately 70% of human deaths and is intimately linked with a number of conditions such as stroke, myocardial infarction, peripheral artery disease, hypertension, rheumathoid arthritis, and cancer as well as the new epidemics of diabetes and obesity. Despite the high social and economical impact of vascular disease, surprisingly little is known about the molecular and cellular mechanisms that affect the cells of the vessel wall during disease development. Moreover, the functional analysis of the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood vessel formation has in the past concentrated on the characterization of pro- and anti-angiogenic molecules that directly act on endothelial cells. This preoccupation with the function of isolated endothelial cells implies that interactions between endothelial cells and other vascular cells, such as pericytes and smooth muscle cells as well as the role of vascular progenitor cells, are not well understood.

If you could imagine collaborating with and becoming part of this research group during your Master Program at Goethe University and apply for the Master scholarship, click here for more detailed information:  website.

If you contact the research group please write “Goethe Goes Global - Master scholarships” in the reference line of your e-mail.

Contact (ONLY for specific questions regarding the research unit):

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Plate, Karl-Heinz.Plate@kgu.de