The Unit is located at the University Research Center in Health (CURS), a new building of the University of Picardy Jules Verne dedicated to research on the site of Amiens’ hospital. The unit MP3CV works on the topic of vascular calcifications, their physiopathological mechanisms and their consequences.
Our scientific project
1. Molecular mechanisms involved in the calcification process 2. Hemodynamic and structural consequences of vascular calcification in animal models and in humans 3. Therapeutic strategies to prevent and treat cardiovascular calcifications
Our unit is composed of teacher-researchers, professors, engineers, clinicians, pharmacists and students. For now more than 4 years, the main topic of the unit is to elucidate the mechanisms and the consequences of vascular calcifications, and to identify strategies to prevent and treat vascular calcifications. Since chronic kidney disease (CKD) increases cardiovascular calcifications incidence, an important part of our experimental and clinical researches was developed in the context of CKD.