NVF webinar 21st of February 2024, 16:00 CET, Prof. dr. ir. Ingrid Dijkgraaf

When?  21st of February 16:00-17:00 CET

Where? https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OTNjOGM3MzktNWQ1NS00YWEzLWIyZDItYmZlYWNkMTg4NTIx%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22ca2a7f76-dbd7-4ec0-9108-6b3d524fb7c8%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22cfd8cee4-736c-4b37-846c-0fb4c707e413%22%7d

Speaker: Prof. dr. ir. Ingrid Dijkgraaf, Dept. of Biochemistry, Maastricht University

Title of the talk: Peeking at blood-sucking parasites to treat cardiovascular diseases

About Speaker: Our research within the Department of Biochemistry at CARIM (Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, The Netherlands) focusses on peptides and proteins that play a major role in cardiovascular diseases. Ticks express a vast variety of anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulatory, and vasodilating proteins that evade or counteract host defense mechanisms. Therefore, these
organisms represent major sources of lead compounds for the development of pharmacological tools, such as imaging agents to unravel molecular pathways, and potentially useful therapeutic agents for treatment of haemostatic disorders and cardiovascular diseases.