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Keep your head up, Keep your heart strong

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15 May 2024




21:00 (more or less) 

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Café Boekowski

Bolivarplaats 4, 2000 Antwerpen






For the last evening of Pint of Science at Café Boekowski, come meet our two reasearchers who are working on two of the most devastating disease of the decade: cancer and Sars-covid-19. Get to know how your heart respond to cancer treatment and how your brain is affected by long covid. It's a night of brews, brains, and battling diseases – don't miss out!

The Heart of the Matter: Understanding Cancer Treatment's Influence on Cardiovascular Health

Dustin Krüger

PhD student

University of Antwerp

Today, as cancer treatment strides forward, a new concern emerges: the impact on your heart. Join me in unravelling the mysteries of how therapies like chemotherapy and targeted treatments can affect your heart and blood vessels. Discover the subtle signals of heart damage and delve into our research, dedicated to developing new prevention strategies and identifying patients at risk. I will equip you with the knowledge and insights to safeguard the heart while battling cancer.

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The brain in lockdown: revealing the link between inflammation and brain health amidst COVID-19

Katrien Skorobogatov

PhD Student

University of Antwerp

Have you or someone you know experienced the aftermath of a SARS-CoV-2 infection?
Long COVID affects 10%, showing symptoms such as fatigue, concentration difficulties and sleeping problems. Besides physical health, did you know that our immune system affects our brains too? Join this talk to delve into the intricate link between inflammation, COVID-19 and brain health.

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