Unity through Knowledge Fund 3B Project Report

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Project title: Exercise-induced improvement of chronic heart failure: the role of KATP channels and mitochondria

 

Project leaders: Marko Ljubković, MD, PhD and Jasna Marinović, MD, PhD

 

Duration of the project: 24 months

 

Call: 3B – Reintegration Grant

 

Home institution: University of Split School of Medicine

 

Project budget: 709.780 HRK

 

Other organizations involved:

Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI,USA, http://www.mcw.edu/anesthesiology.htm

 

Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Olav Kyrres gt. 9, 7489 Trondheim, Norway, http://www.ntnu.no/isb

 

Project summary: The project entitled “Exercise-induced improvement of chronic heart failure: the role of KATP channels and mitochondria” was awarded to Drs. Marko Ljubkovic and Jasna Marinovic from the Unity through Knowledge Fund of the Croatian Ministry of Science. The main goal of the Project is to investigate the specific contribution of mitochondria and ion channels in the beneficial mechanisms whereby different modes of exercise improve the function of the previously failing heart. The project commenced in 2009 and is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Ulrik Wisloff from the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway) and Dr. Martin Bienengraeber from the Department of Anesthesiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI, USA).

 

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