Cardiovascular System Mechanobiology Research Group
Stem cells are biological cells that must meet two criteria: have the ability of self-renewal and be able to transform into mature cells. Therefore, they have the potential to replace and regenerate damaged tissues, and in the future, they could be used to treat serious cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, and oncological diseases.
The team’s attention is primarily focused on defects of tissue-specific cells of the mechanobiological system with the onset of heart pathology. Using special approaches and technologies, the research team manipulates human stem cells. The modern technological equipment at the team’s centre allows for live imaging, cell separation and making an in-depth analysis of genes and proteins to emphasize the deviations appearing in heart tissues and cells obtained from patients.