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Endothelial dysfunction plays a key role in multiple diseases of different organs leading to heart attacks, stroke and cancer metastasis, among others. The BIH & MDC research focus Translational Vascular Biomedicine aims to bring together existing research activities in Berlin in order to develop innovative approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and therapy based on new pathophysiological insights.

On December 10, 2019, over 60 researchers and clinicians from BIH, Charité, and MDC came together for the kick-off workshop of the research focus at BIMSB. In the course of 20 flash talks, the participants presented current issues and unmet clinical needs in the area of vascular biomedicine. Based on the topics presented, participants subsequently split up in three interest groups, “Endothelial Dysfunction and Inflammation”, “Vascular remodeling”, and “Vascularized Organoids”, where they discussed and defined central questions and relevant diseases of the field and outlined promising translational approaches. The focus area will now make use of the results gained in the workshop to further specify its translational aims.