Some of the collaborative projects within the network


COST Action: CardioRNA
Catalyzing transcriptomics research in cardiovascular disease

The COST Action CardioRNA (CA17129) will start in the second semester of 2018. It has as main goal to accelerate the understanding of transcriptomics in cardiovascular disease and further the translation of experimental data into practical applications for diagnostics and therapies to improve personalized medicine.

Along with the main proposers, Cardiolinc Board Members Yvan Devaux and Clarissa Pedrosa da C. Gomes, the Action was proposed by Cardiolinc members, partners and outside collaborators from Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, NetherlandsPoland, SpainSwitzerlandTurkey and UK.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

Follow this link to the news about the acceptance for funding of CardioRNA and more details.


Realising the therapeutic potential of novel cardioprotective therapies

Launched in July 2017, this Action aims improve the translation of novel cardioprotective therapies for patient benefit. It has four main objectives, each linked to a working group (WG):

  • WG1: New targets – use innovative strategies to discover novel targets for cardioprotection

  • WG2: Combination therapy – investigate the effects of combination therapy directed to multiple targets as an innovative cardioprotective strategy

  • WG3: Confounders – use more clinically relevant animal models for testing novel cardioprotective therapies taking into account the confounding effects of co-morbidities and co-medication

  • WG4: Consortium – set up a European network of research centers for:

    • (a) Multi-center preclinical testing of novel cardioprotective therapies using small/large animal models of acute myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury;

    • (b) Proof-of-concept clinical testing of novel cardioprotective therapies in acute myocardial patients

Cardiolinc members participating in the Action are Derek Hausenloy (Chair of the Action), Péter Ferdinandy (Vice Chair of the Action), David Erlinge, Monika Barteková, Przemyslaw Leszek, and Yvan Devaux.

If you wish to join or learn more about CARDIOPROTECTION, contact Chair of the Action Prof Derek Hausenloy at



Cardiolinc members FiralisHannover Medical School and Luxembourg Institute of Health, together with the LifeSequencing company, secured funding through the Eurostars program for a 3-year project aiming at developing an in vitro diagnostic assay for prognostication of patients with acute myocardial infarction.



Cardiolinc members from Firalis and the Luxembourg Institute of Health collaborate to develop a novel early stage prognostic test for clinical outcome in acute myocardial infarction patients.