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Research interests

Dr Monika Gladka is currently an Assistant Professor at University Medical Center in Amsterdam. Her current research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate cardiac repair, intending to identify new players to develop novel, improved gene therapies. She uses several state-of-the-art techniques such as single-cell sequencing, enabling an in-depth mechanistic understanding of the biological processes in injured cardiomyocytes. She is a member of the Young@Heart board from the Netherlands Heart Institute, a nationalteam of mid-career tesearchers focussed on promoting and supporting bacic cardiovascular science among young members by contributing to educational and advocacy activities  and reaching out to trainees, PhD student, young researchers, and clinical scientists. She is a Nucleus Member of the ESC Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reparative Medicine (CARE) Working Group (WG) with a mission to create an European network to stimulate research and development of regenerative and reperative products to match the unmet needs of cardiovascular diseases. She was also elected to the International Society of Heart Research (ISHR) Council with the mission to promote the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in cardiovascular sciences globally.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, (Post)transcriptional regulation of heart failure., Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, Universiteit van Maastricht: Afdeling Cardiologie

Award Date: 14 Apr 2014

External positions

Council member, International Society of Heart Research, Durham, NC, USA

1 Jul 2023 → …

Nucleus Member of Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reperative Medicine (CARE), European Society of Cardiology

1 Jul 2022 → …

Nucleus member of Scientists of Tomorrow (SoT) from the European Society of Cardiology

2020 → …

Board member of Young@Heart from The Netherlands Heart Institute

2020 → …


  • Q Science (General)
  • molecular cardiology
  • gene therapy
  • heart failure
  • cardiac ischemia
  • pathological remodeling
  • single-cell approaches

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