PI: Gerhard Cvirn
Focus: Effects of various drugs and situations on the coagulation system and on the development of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis
Our group pursues intensive research on the influence of antioxidants, anticoagulants, oxidized lipoproteins, and nutritial products on primary and secondary haemostasis. Thrombelastometry, Platelet function, and Thrombin generation are our core technologies. The influence of orthostasis, bed rest, walking exercise, gender, and aging on the coagulation cascade are additional focuses of our interest. Beyond that, we study the development of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis induced by oxidized lipoproteins.
Network: Long-standing collaborations exist with the Division of Physiology, the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the Department of Neurology, the Department of Blood Group Serology and Transfusion Medicine, the Center for Medical Research, the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Cardiovascular Diabetology Research Group, and the Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, all Medical University of Graz.