Prize winners of the Poster Session, 15th Annual CHFR Symposium 2017

Poster price winners (from left to right):
Emma Robinson, Ida Gjervold Lunde (on behalf of Naiyereh Mohammadzadeh), John Aalen,
Ingrid Albert, Øyvind Haugen Lie and Ingebjørg Seljeflot (on behalf of Sissel Åkra).
(Photo: Roy Trondsen)



Session I: Biomarkers and cardiac disease
Winner Emma Robinson presented: DNA methylation in the Ageing Heart
Authors: Robinson E L, Aronsen J A, Singh A, Sjaastad I, Roderick H L
Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology, 
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, 
Belgium.

Epigenetics Institute Strategic Programme, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK.

Institute for Experimental Medical Research, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

Bjørknes College, Oslo, Norway.


Session II: Cellular signaling: Myocardial hypertrophy and ischemia
Winner Naiyereh-Nelly Mohammadzadeh presented: Lack of the extracellular matrix proteoglycan lumican in mice exacerbates left ventricular dilatation and contractile dysfunction upon pressure overload
Authors: Mohammadzadeh N, Lunde IG, Andenæs K, Mari E. Strand, Aronsen JM, Skrbic B, Marstein HS, Bandlien C, Nygård S, Sjaastad I, Chakravarti S, Christensen G, Engebretsen KV, Tønnessen T.
Institute for Experimental Medical Research, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Norway.

Center for Heart Failure Research, University of Oslo, Norway.

Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Bjørknes College, Oslo, Norway

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Norway.

Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.


Session III: Cardiac function during heart failure and exercise training
Winner John Aalen presented: Patients with left bundle branch block are hypersensitive to afterload: Moderate elevation of systolic pressure caused marked depression of left ventricular function
Authors: Aalen J, Storsten P, Remme EW, Larsen CK, Sirnes PA, Gjesdal O, Skulstad H, Hisdal J, Smiseth OA
Institute for Surgical Research, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway

Center for Cardiological Innovation

Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway

Østlandske Hjertesenter, Moss, Norway

Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway


Session IV: Cellular signaling: Myocardial function and arrhythmias
Winner Ingrid Albert presented: Development of high-affinity SERCA2 activating peptides acting through disruption of the PDE3A-SERCA2 complex
Authors:
Albert I, Skogestad J, Børstad M, Eken OS, Lunde M, Marshall S, Lunde PK1,2, Carlson CR, Sjaastad I, Aronsen JM
Institute for Experimental Medical Research, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway ,

KG Jebsen Cardiac Research Center and Center for Heart Failure Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway,

Bjørknes College, Oslo, Norway


Session V: Diagnostic and therapeutical strategies for cardiac disease
Winner Øyvind Haugen Lie presented: How many are too many - Frequent premature ventricular contractions and left ventricular function
Authors: Lie OH, Saberniak J, Dejgaard LA, Anfinsen OG, Hegbom F, Edvardsen T, Haugaa KH
Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet

Center for Cardiological Innovation, Oslo, Norway


Session VI: Inflammatory mediators and metabolism
Winner Sissel Åkra presented: Gene expression of IL-18 and NLRP3 in adipose tissue strongly associate with glucometabolic variables and with the amount of abdominal adipose tissue assessed by CT
Authors: Åkra S, Opstad T.B., Skårn S.N., Aksnes T.A., Seljeflot I.
Center for Clinical Heart Research, Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway.

Section of Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Department of Acute Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal, Oslo

Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

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