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Cambridge Cardiovascular


Seminars take place monthly, featuring a leading international speaker from the cardiovascular field and attracting an audience from around Cambridge and beyond.

If there is someone you would like to invite to give a seminar, virtually or in person please contact Jane Sugars (  Our seminars are also listed on

Forthcoming seminars

Thursday 27 April 2023, 13:00 - 14:00

Title: TBC

Dr Charlotte Anne Scarff
BHF Jacqueline Murray Coomber Fellow & University Academic Fellow in Structural Biology, University of Leeds

Hosted by: Dr Wei Li

Venue: School of Clinical Medicine - Theo Chalmers Lecture Theatre


Thursday 25 May 2023, 13:00 - 14:00

Title: TBC

Dr Almudena R Ramiro

CNIC, Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research

Hosted by: D Meritxell Nus

Venue: Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre - Lecture Theatre


Thursday 21 September 2023, 13:00 - 14:00

Title: TBC

Dr Dunja Aksentijevic

Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology and Metabolism, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Hosted by: Dr Xuan Li

Venue: Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre - Lecture Theatre




Previous seminars

Tuesday 22 November 2022, 10.30-11.30am (in person - Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, lecture theatre)

Title: The (not so) smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis

Speaker: Marie-Luce Bochaton-Piallat, University of Geneva.

Please note the change to the usual day/ time. 


Thursday 27 October 2022, 1pm-2pm (in person, HLRI, rooms 0.R100-102)

Title: Monocarboxylate transporters and lactate in the brain: from cognition to neuroprotection

Prof. Luc Pellerin, Director, Inserm U1313, University of Poitiers, France

Dr. Anne-Karine Bouzier-Sore, Vice-director, CNRS UMR 5536, University of Bordeaux, France

Hosted by Thomas Krieg and Mike Murphy


Thursday 20 October 2022, 1pm-2pm (in person, HLRI, rooms 0.R100-102)

Title: Epigenetic Regulation of Vascular Ageing and Calcification

Catherine Shanahan, PhD
Professor of Cellular Signaling, Cardiovascular Division, King's College London

Hosted by Helle F Jorgensen


Thursday 7 July 2022, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Title: Targeting non-coding RNAs in vascular cell therapy

Professor Lars Maegdefessel

Dept of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

Technical University of Munich


Thursday 10 March 2022, 12pm-1pm Zoom

Aortic disease in Marfan syndrome: new molecular drivers and therapeutic targets

Juan Miguel Redondo

Spanish National Centwe for Cardiovascular Reseach

Hosted by Sanjay Sinha


Thursday 3 March 2022, 12.00-13.00

"An optogenetic on/off switch to decipher mechanisms of cardiac remuscularisation"

Prof.Thomas Eschenhagen. Director, Dept of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

Venue: Lecture Theatre Two, School of Clinical Medicine

Hosted by Thomas Kreig


Thursday 2 December 2021, 12:00-13:00

The Ca2+-gated Cl- channel TMEM16A is a crucial amplifier of capillary pericyte contraction in the normal and ischemic brain.

Dr Paolo Tammaro, Associate Professor in Pharmacology, University of Oxford.

Hosted by Chris Huang


Thursday 14 October, 2021

Functional Genomics of Cardiomyopathies

Professor Lucie Carrier, University Medical Centre Hamburg


Thursday 24 June 2021, 12:00-13:00

Sodium channel complexes and cardiac arrhythmia

Samantha Salvage (Tony Jackson Lab) Dept Biochemistry/Neuroscience.


Thursday 27 May 2021, 12:00-13:00

Development of virtual heart for the study of cardiac arrhythmias


Henggui Zhang, Professor of Biological Physics, University of Manchester. Hosted by Professor Chris Huang.


Thursday 17 December 2020,  12.30-1.30pm.
Dr. E. Dale Abel, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Health Care
Hosted by Dr Jane Goodall

Please email for link to recorded talk


Thursday 5 November 2020, 12.30-1.30pm.
"Taking control of innate immunity with nanobiologics"
Willem Mulder, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Hosted by Prof. Ziad Mallat




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