06099 Halle (Saale)
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The planned work will be carried out in the Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Care Medicine. Professor Sedding is an interventional cardiologist with special interests in vascular remodeling processes as well as left ventricular healing and remodelling. He is particularly interested in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and vascular dysfunction in cardiovascular disease and aging as well as the role of non-coding RNAs.