Kühne Foundation



The non-profit Cardio-CARE AG was founded by the Kühne Foundation in January 2020 to strengthen expertise in the field of data analysis at the Medicine Campus Davos and to expand its commitment to cardiology.

Cardio-CARE’s main project currently is the largest whole genome sequencing project in the German-speaking countries. In a multidisciplinary collaboration with the Clinic of Cardiology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (DE) and the Institute of Pathology at the University Hospital Zurich (CH), to sequence the whole genome of more than 9,000 individuals. About 8,000 of the individuals are participants in the Hamburg City Health Study (HCHS), a population-based study, representative of the inhabitants from the City of Hamburg. The other 1,000 individuals have specific heart diseases, suggesting an influence of genetics on the heart disease. 

The aim of the project is to better understand the genetic basis of cardiovascular diseases, to improve diagnostics, and to develop treatments. For this purpose, Cardio-CARE successfully employs artificial intelligence methods. All bioinformatic and biostatistical analyses for this project are performed at Cardio-CARE in Davos using its own high-performance computer.

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