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EUREKA! poster prize for Boshra Afshar
Boshra Afshar vor ihrem Poster, für das sie auf dem EUREKA!-Symposium den ersten Preis erhielt.
Boshra Afshar in front of her poster for which she received first prize at the EUREKA! symposium.

Boshra Afshar, doctoral student in project C5, received an award for the detection of a subtype of autoantibodies in patients with acute heart failure. The SFB project C5, led by PD Dr. med. Caroline Morbach and PD Dr. med. Niklas Beyersdorf, is dedicated to analysing the immune response in decompensated heart failure. Particularly autoantibodies against the heart muscle are in the focus of the project.

In her doctoral thesis, the young scientist therefore follows the course of the immune response in 286 hospitalised patients over a period of 18 months in a prospective study. In fact, she was not only able to determine a change in general, but also provide evidence that the body's own antibodies can be directed against five different structures that are found either only or also in heart muscle cells. The research group has already been able to show that the occurrence of autoantibodies against the heart muscle is associated with a poor prognosis for those affected.

Their poster was awarded the first prize at the EUREKA! annual international congress of life sciences which took place in Würzburg on 5 and 6 October.

EUREKA! is organised by the doctoral students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) and provides a platform where the latest findings and results from different areas of the life sciences are presented. Both already renowned and up-and-coming scientists can present their research work at this symposium.

Boshra Afshar vor ihrem Poster, für das sie auf dem EUREKA!-Symposium den ersten Preis erhielt.
Boshra Afshar in front of her poster for which she received first prize at the EUREKA! symposium.

II Cardioimmunological Retreat in Rothenburg o.d.T.

Bright sunshine, great progress results and a good atmosphere dominated the second retreat of the Cardioimmunological Research Centre (CRC) 1525 on 15th and 16th of June 2023 in the middle of the medieval setting of the small town of Rothenburg.

Group Photo SFB Retreat 2023
To all participants who made our retreat unforgettable, we cordially want to thank you. We are already looking forward to the numerous registrations for our next year's event!

During two days, around 80 members of the CRC 1525 exchanged information on progress, further projects and current results, dealing with the interaction and processes of inflammatory reactions and immunological processes that are triggered in various heart diseases.

However not only the scientific lectures on the topic: "Interactions between heart and immune system" from the individual project groups were the focus of the event, the retreat was also accompanied by a workshop led by Prof. Dr. phil. Heather Hofmeister. The sociologist and coach for scientific working groups from Bad Vilbel shared valuable tips and suggestions on how young researchers can be integrated into scientific working processes as collegially, seamlessly and efficiently as possible.

The highlight of the evening programme was an exciting night watchman tour through the narrow streets of the city. The participants enjoyed the evening in pleasant company, while listening to the guide's stories.

For all those who can barely wait for the next meeting, we have a little announcement for you: In 2024, the CRC 1525 retreat will take place in February.

Group Photo SFB Retreat 2023
To all participants who made our retreat unforgettable, we cordially want to thank you. We are already looking forward to the numerous registrations for our next year's event!

Outlook on Cardioimmunology II

In June 2024, the second congress Cardioimmunology will take place with the participation of the Cardiology Department of the Medical Clinic and Policlinic I and the CRC project 1525 "Interactions between the Heart and Immune System" and national and international participation.

Anschrift

Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, Zentrum für Innere Medizin (ZIM), Oberdürrbacher Straße 6, Haus A3, 97080 Würzburg, Deutschland 

Deutsches Zentrum für Herzinsuffizienz Würzburg | Comprehensive Heart Failure Center | Am Schwarzenberg 15 | Haus A15 | 97078 Würzburg