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Platform 1

Intravital Microscopy

Arterial thrombosis is caused by injury of the vascular endothelium or by rupture of atherosclerotic plaques. Consequences can be myocardial infarction or stroke, these are major causes of death worldwide.

One main cause of venous thrombosis is a reduction of blood flow caused by immobility after surgery or during long flights and train journeys. Blood clots often develop in the deep vein legs (deep venous thrombosis, DVT). These clots can break off from vein walls and travel to the lungs, where they can cause a pulmonary embolism.


Projects, where the method is used

  • Professorship Ruf (Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation)
  • Prof. Dr. Philip Wenzel Vascular Biology
  • JG Dr. Markus Bosmann Experimental Research
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinhardt Translational Research 
  • Department of Medicine 2, University Medical Center Mainz, Molecular Cardiology, Prof. Andreas Daiber
  • Department of Pharmacology, University Medical Center Mainz, Molecular Pharmacology, Immunopharmacology, Prof. Hartmut Kleinert
  • Department of Dermatology, University Medical Center Mainz, PD Dr. Christian Becker
  • This platform is also part of the "Platform lab CTH" of the DZHK (shared expertise SE076), www.dzhk.de

      Scientific Platform Coordinator

      Jun. Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinhardt
      Jun. Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinhardt

      Juniorgroup leader, GFK Fellow, Scientist in the DZHK

      06131 17-8280

      06131 17-6238
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