VASCage GmbH is now member of the Cluster Life Sciences Tyrol and makes use of the network to facilitate cooperation. 74 highly innovative companies, institutions and universities employing more than 23,000 people make use of the Cluster Life Sciences Tyrol. Cluster Manager Petra Stöckl: ‘We are very proud to welcome with VASCage an internationally recognised COMET centre in our network!‘
Prevention of vascular ageing and stroke by early health intervention is an important research goal of VASCage. The international meeting „Addressing today’s Global Health Paradox“ in Innsbruck, initiated by Dr. Katharina Wirnitzer, University College of Teacher Education Tyrol, and Prof. Madan Thangavelu, Cambridge, UK, was a great opportunity for exchange, especially on the topics of nutrition, physical activity and targeted excercise.
Prof. Michael Brainin, President of the World Stroke Organization, gave the keynote lecture at the VASCage kickoff meeting. The Tiroler Tageszeitung used the opportunity to interview him about stroke risk factors, treatment and prognosis.
Tina Winkler of Radio U1 Tirol conducted a radio interview with VASCage CSO Stefan Kiechl. Kiechl speaks about the general goals of VASCage, the risk factors for vascular ageing and stroke and about innovative rehabilitation projects.
VASCage presented itself as a new research centre and company to the life science community with a spectacular kickoff meeting. Around 200 participants filled the lecture hall at the Landeskrankenhaus Innsbruck.
Neues Forschungszentrum VASCage will Blutgefäße gesund halten. Das neue Forschungszentrum VASCage nimmt daher Gefäßalterung und Schlaganfall gemeinsam unter die Lupe und ist in dieser Kombination weltweit einzigartig.
Prof. Steve Horvath of the University of California, Los Angeles, was invited by Jerome Mertens, Frank Edenhofer (both Institute of Molecular Biology, University Innsbruck) and VASCage CSO Stefan Kiechl to give a lecture on ’DNA methylation-based biomarkers and the epigenetic clock theory of ageing’ in Innsbruck.
Public health education is an important issue in VASCage. CEO Stefan Kiechl took the opportunity to inform laypersons in a casual atmosphere during the “Wissensdurst Festival“ in Innsbruck.
As part of the Minimed lecture series for laypersons VASCage CSO Stefan Kiechl gave a lecture on beneficial or detrimental effects of nutrion on the brain function. The definition of healthy nutrition has changed during the last 3-4 years.