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Cambridge Cardiovascular Annual Research Symposium 29 April 2021

The Cambridge BHF Centre of Research Excellence and the Cardiovascular IRC have run a series of joint research symposia. These annual events are free to attend and open to all Cambridge Cardiovascular-area academic and clinical researchers. We host around 140 delegates across the University, hospitals, affiliated institutions, and industrial partners,
When Apr 29, 2021
from 08:00 AM to 06:20 PM
Where Moller Centre, Cambridge
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Attendees 140
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2020 EVENT PROGRAMME (provisional - titles may change nearer the time)

08.30 – 09.00    Registration

09.00 – 09.10       Martin Bennett – Overview and progress of the CRE

SESSION 1          Population and Data Science (Chair Professor John Danesh)

09.10 – 09.30       Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Cardiovascular disease risk          prediction using UK Biobank

09.30 – 09.50       Lisa Pennells, New developments in Cardiovascular disease risk scores

09.50 – 10.10      Praveen Surendran, Understanding complex disease aetiology through high dimensional genotype and phenotype data research​   

SESSION 2           Functional Genomics (Chair Nicole Soranzo)

10.10 – 10.30        Seamus Harrison, Genomics of aortic diseases

10.30 – 10.50        Stefan Graf, Update on PAH genomics

10.50 – 11.10        Alex Granata, Modelling stroke using iPSCs

11.10-11.40        Refreshments  

SESSION 3          Cardiometabolic Medicine (Chair Toni Vidal-Puig)

11.40 – 12.00       Julia Carrasco Znini Sanchez

12.00 – 12.20       Dino Giussani, Heart Disease Link to Developmental Hypoxia

12.20 – 12.40       Jennifer Leggett, Lipid metabolism in heart failure

12.40-13.40        Lunch & Posters

SESSION 4          Cardiovascular Medicine (Chair Ziad Mallat)

13.40 – 14.00       Johannes Bargehr, Stem cell repair of myocardial infarction

14.00 – 14.20       Xuan Li, Microtubule- dependent mechanism in regulating cardiovascular disease

14.20 – 14.40      Jordi Lambert, Regulation of vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation

14.40-15.10         Tea break

SESSION FIVE    Translation (Chair Ian Wilkinson)

15.10 – 15.30      Tian Zhao, Low dose interleukin-2 in ischaemic heart disease

15.30 – 15.50      James Goodman, GLP-1 in Diabetes and cardiovascular disease

15.50 – 16.10      Karin Jennbacken (AstraZeneca, Bioscience Cardiovascular)  Regenerative medicine efforts in coronary disease and heart failure                         

16.15– 17.15      Keynote speaker: Professor Aroon Hingorani (University College London)  Translational cardiovascular genomics: opportunities and challenges.

17.20 – 17.30     Closing words - Martin Bennett

17.30 – 18.30     Drinks and canapes reception


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