TPI-Helpathon #5Van Derden
**We are happy to announce that TPI-Helpathon #5 will be held October 13th & 14th, 2021 organized together with TPI Amsterdam (a collaboration between Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Amsterdam UMC). Two very enthusiastic and committed researchers from the Amsterdam UMC/VUmc, Netherlands, are so brave to share their research questions with us, aiming to take science one step further with your help.
Diederik Kuster, is a scientist working on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and is looking for help in developing a non-animal model for metabolic stress, linked to obesity, which in turn has an effect on the heart/muscle cell function.
“Since 1989 we know that the disease is caused by mutations. Today we still can’t predict who will get sick, nor can we do much to stop the disease from developing. If we found out more about what happens in between we would know much better who to help and how. It’s a puzzle worth solving.”
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Rick Meijer, is a clinician specialized in vascular medicine, and wants to personalize preventative treatment for his diabetes patients. Rick is looking for help in finding the best suitable human models for his research on the effect of leucine on muscle blood flow.
“In my work I see many diabetes patients and the complications of this disease they face. I also see remarkable differences in the development of this disease. It would be great if this research on the effect of leucine can allow me and my colleagues to provide better and personalized care to my patients in the future. And I’m sure if we can solve this puzzle with human models, the solution can be applied in other areas as well.”
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Helpathon #5 will be a hybrid event, and takes place both online and in real life at the VU campus (Amsterdam). The platform we use will enable all attendees to communicate with presenters and other participants, through video, chat and Q&A. Further details will follow in the first week of September.
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