Catalyzing Transcriptomics Research in Cardiovascular Disease: The CardioRNA COST Action CA17129

Clarissa Pedrosa da Costa Gomes, Bence Agg, Andrejaana Andova, Serdal Arslan, Andrew Baker, Monika Bartekova, Dimitris Beis, Fay Betsou, Stephanie Bezzina Wettinger, Branko Bugarski, Gianluigi Condorelli, Gustavo Jose Justo da Silva, Sabrina Danilin, David de Gonzalo-Calvo, Alfonso Buil, Maria Carmo-Fonseca, Francisco J. Enguita, Kyriacos Felekkis, Peter Ferdinandy, Mariann GyoengyoesiMatthias Hackl, Kanita Karaduzovic-Hadziabdic, Jan Hellemans, Stephane Heymans, Marketa Hlavackova, Morten Andre Hoydal, Aleksandra Jankovic, Amela Jusic, Dimitris Kardassis, Risto Kerkela, Gabriela M. Kuster, Paivi Lakkisto, Przemyslaw Leszek, Mitja Lustrek, Lars Maegdefessel, Fabio Martelli, Susana Novella, Timothy O'Brien, Christos Papaneophytou, Thierry Pedrazzini, Florence Pinet, Octavian Popescu, Ines Potocnjak, Emma Robinson, Shlomo Sasson, Markus Scholz, Maya Simionescu, Monika Stoll, Zoltan V. Varga, Manlio Vinciguerra, EU-CardioRNA COST Action (CA17129), Yvan Devaux*

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death worldwide and, despite continuous advances, better diagnostic and prognostic tools, as well as therapy, are needed. The human transcriptome, which is the set of all RNA produced in a cell, is much more complex than previously thought and the lack of dialogue between researchers and industrials and consensus on guidelines to generate data make it harder to compare and reproduce results. This European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action aims to accelerate the understanding of transcriptomics in CVD and further the translation of experimental data into usable applications to improve personalized medicine in this field by creating an interdisciplinary network. It aims to provide opportunities for collaboration between stakeholders from complementary backgrounds, allowing the functions of different RNAs and their interactions to be more rapidly deciphered in the cardiovascular context for translation into the clinic, thus fostering personalized medicine and meeting a current public health challenge. Thus, this Action will advance studies on cardiovascular transcriptomics, generate innovative projects, and consolidate the leadership of European research groups in the field. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organization for research and innovation networks (

Original languageEnglish
Article number31
Number of pages13
JournalNon-coding RNA research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019




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