Early stage researchers

An overview of our early stage researchers

Alexandru Florea

ESR project 11: Hybrid 18F-NaF PET/MR imaging for non-invasive identification of microcalcifications as marker of arterial plaque vulnerability in humans
PhD-student at RWTH Aachen University. He is conducting a dual-phase project (preclinical and clinical), in order to correctly identify intimal micro-calcification and plaque vulnerability via PET/MRI.

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Robert Dzhanaev

ESR project 12: Innovative platforms to generate fetuin-A based imaging agents for diagnosis and treatment of microcalcification
PhD-student at RWTH Aachen University. 

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Shailesh Kumar Samal

ESR project 13: Targeting Extracellular Vesicles for diagnosis and treatment of vascular calcification
PhD student Karolinska Institutet Stockholm. 

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Stefan Reinhold

ESR project 14: Role of AT2 receptor in intimal calcification
PhD student at CARIM, Maastricht University (Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology). My PhD research will be focused on the role of the protective arm of the renin-angiotensin-system (RAS).

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Maurice Halder

ESR project 15: Modulating Vitamin K-dependent proteins targeting Vascular calcification
PhD-student at RWTH Aachen University. My research focuses on the vitamin K-dependent mechanisms of cardiovascular calcification in chronic kidney disease patients

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