Professor Heimburger Award – CSL Behring – Young Investigator Start-up grant of €20.000 in the area of coagulation.

“The role of aprotinin and the thrombin/PAR1 pathway in the prevention of cardiopulmonary bypass induced microcirculatory perfusion disturbances and acute kidney injury”


This personal start-up grant allows Nicole Dekker to investigate the relation between cardiopulmonary bypass-associated alterations in coagulation, vascular endothelial barrier function and microcirculatory perfusion. The aim of the project is to identify novel therapeutic targets to reduce microvascular failure and the development of organ dysfunction following cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass.