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Duel of Fates – or “Am I an atrial cell yet?”

Duel of Fates – or “Am I an atrial cell yet?” Heart cell specification and differentiation The human body is made up of a lot of cells and most of them are very specialized: letting them bear loads, absorb nutrients, secrete hormones or process blog posts about specialized cells. The heart is no different in …

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A Tour de Force for Atrial Cells

A Tour de Force for Atrial Cells Introducing you to cell isolation, calcium handling and the magic of life. These last two months have been crazy busy with experiments. The project I am working on right now aims at investigating local calcium releases, events called “calcium sparks”, after fast electrical stimulation of atrial cells to …

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We weigh anchors. “Hola a tothom” from Barcelona!

We weigh anchors. “Hola a tothom” from Barcelona! Fresh start for our non-invasive tool to help clinicians treat AF Me next to the UB Faculty of Medicine, my old faculty, next to my PhD office My 25 started in a very exciting way: new home, new job, new project… new life! Add coming back home to …

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Computer models of the atria: first contact and challenges

Computer models of the atria: first contact and challenges Get to know one of the models of the atria developed by the PersonalizeAF members in Maastricht Atrial fibrillation is a very complex and dynamic arrhythmia. Understanding the conditions for its maintenance and finding the most effective treatment strategies are challenging tasks. One very important tool …

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The fibrillating beginning of my journey

The fibrillating beginning of my journey Universitätsbibliothek of Freiburg from the Synagogenplatz. It is crazy how time flies, one moment I was living under lockdown due to covid-19, and the next I am in Freiburg (Germany), starting a new experience and a new life. As you may know from my presentation on the personalizeAF website, …

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A Dutch “Hoi” from Thomas

A Dutch “Hoi” from Thomas HiPSC and me; new beginnings and endless possibilities Morning in the Netherlands In German when you speak of someone who is in need of a change of scenery, who wants to set out for something new, you refer to them as aching for “a wallpaper change”, as wanting a new …

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Introducing Our ESRs: Hello from Victor

Introducing Our ESRs: Hello from Victor Know more about my journey from Brazil all the way to Maastricht to join PersonalizeAF It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. – J. R. …

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PersonalizeAF starts!

PersonalizeAF starts! First steps in the project We are glad to announce that PersonalizeAF has already started. Since the official start date of PersonalizeAF project -February 1st 2020- we have been working hard to prepare everything in the project for the next 4 years. Even if we have faced some difficulties because of the COVID outbreak, …

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