Boon Laboratory

Welcome to the Boon lab

We are present at two locations in Europe:

  • At the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration at the Center for Molecular Medicine on the Goethe university clinic campus in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • At the Department of Physiology of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

We are also part of the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the German laboratory is (co-)funded by a DZHK Professorship for RNA Therapeutics.

Our laboratory is focused on studying the role of long non-coding RNA in cardiovascular aging.


November 2017, Laura Stanicek (left) wins the Young Investigator Award for her outstanding oral presentation about the lncRNA Lassie in endothelial cell barrier function. She competed at the Netherlands Vascular Biology Organization annual meeting. Congratulations!

March 2017, Dorotée Julia Trembinski wins the Young Investigator Award at the Dutch-German Meeting of the cardiology work groups in Münster. Julia gave an excellent oral presentation about the lncRNA Sarrah that regulates cardiac function. Congratulations!