Inflammation and Atherosclerosis

Start date
September 20, 2012
End date
September 21, 2012
Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU)
Munich, Germany

- Genes, lipids and systemic inflammation
- Early inflammatory and immune-driven atherogenesis
- Mechanisms of progression: microRNAs, lipid and immune stress
- Novel treatment options

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 Ludwig Maximilians University

Founded by Duke Ludwig of Bavaria-Landshut in 1472, Ludwig Maximilians University is one of the largest universities in Germany and is divided into 18 faculties grouping together major areas of teaching and research.

LMU Munich is home to innovative basic research, both within individual disciplines and through inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations across various fields of knowledge. 700 professors along with 3,600 academic staff members research and teach within the university's 18 faculties and numerous research centers.


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Nestled in Southern Bavaria, Munich is Germany's third largest city. The city is home to the world famous Oktoberfest and Hofbräuhaus beer hall plus the Pinakothek art galleries, BMW and Bayern Munich. With all this to see and do, the city marries old Bavarian tradition with vibrant modern life.

Whilst in Munich, visitors can see the 15th century Gothic Church of Our Lady with its famous onion domes, walk to Marienplatz where the carillon plays three times a day or visit one of the most famous tavern in the world, the Hofbräuhaus beer hall (which has live Bavarian music each night).

Visitors arriving at Munich's airport (Franz Josef Strauss Flughafen) can travel into the city by a range of transport but the quickest way is by S-Bahn (#8 or #1) which will take travellers to Hauptbahnhof, Munich's main train station. Hauptbahnhof is situated inthe northwest corner of the old city and a 10 minute walk from the meeting venue and the historic center of Munich.

Useful links

- Maps and public transport timetables
- Munich Airport

More information about Munich including transport and accommodation can be found on the Munich Tourism website.