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Fundamentals of Vascular Biology

  • Margarethe Geiger


  • Provides essential knowledge on basic principles in vascular biology

  • Offers an overview on relevant diseases of the vascular system

  • Teaches novel and most common methods, including vascular tissue engineering

  • Explains the analysis of the vascular system in patients, in animal models and in vitro

  • Represents a unique resource for young researchers and PhD students with little or no medical background


Part of the Learning Materials in Biosciences book series (LMB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Rainer de Martin
    Pages 81-96
  3. Wolfgang J. Weninger, Stefan H. Geyer
    Pages 113-129
  4. Marion Mussbacher, Julia B. Kral-Pointner, Manuel Salzmann, Waltraud C. Schrottmaier, Alice Assinger
    Pages 145-169
  5. Clint Upchurch, Norbert Leitinger
    Pages 171-193
  6. Florian J. Mayer, Christoph J. Binder
    Pages 195-233
  7. Thomas Gary
    Pages 235-243
  8. Christine Mannhalter
    Pages 245-269
  9. Helga Bergmeister, Ouafa Hamza, Attila Kiss, Felix Nagel, Patrick M. Pilz, Roberto Plasenzotti et al.
    Pages 271-291
  10. Christine Brostjan
    Pages 293-327
  11. Adrian Türkcan, David Bernhard, Barbara Messner
    Pages 329-353
  12. Diethart Schmid, Thomas M. Hofbauer
    Pages 355-374
  13. Maria Zellner, Ellen Umlauf
    Pages 375-392

About this book


This well-structured textbook offers essential knowledge on the vascular system.

The reader will learn the properties, basic cellular mechanisms and development of the different parts of the vascular system (including the heart), gain knowledge on vascular and related diseases, and will be made familiar with common and most current methods and techniques applied to analyze the vascular system in patients, in animal models, and ex vivo.

This book is based on a PhD Course for students from various bioscientific backgrounds given at the Medical University of Vienna, and it will be a valuable resource for Master´s Students in vascular biology and biomedicine in general and a helpful tool for young researchers world-wide wishing to gain or refresh their knowledge in this field.


vascular biology blood vessels atherosclerosis animal models lymphatic vessels vascular development endothelial cells heart function vasculogenesis angiogenesis hemostasis wound healing thrombosis tissue engineering vascular system

Editors and affiliations

  • Margarethe Geiger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Research, Center for Physiology and PharmacologyMedical University of ViennaWienAustria

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Margarethe Geiger is Deputy Head of the Center of Physiology and Pharmacology and Head of the Department of Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

Prof. Geiger is Program Coordinator of the PhD Program Vascular Biology at the Medical University of Vienna.

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