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BHF Cambridge Centre of Excellence Annual Event 2016

When Apr 11, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Moller Centre, CB3 0DE
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 331504
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The BHF Cambridge Centre for Cardiovascular Research Excellence (CRE) will host an annual event on Monday 11 April 2016 in the Møller Centre Lecture Theatre.

This year we will focus on cutting-edge research sponsored by the Centre through pump-priming and Studentships/Fellowships. Prof Hugh Markus has kindly agreed to give the keynote lecture.

This event is free but places will be limited to 100 due to venue size. Please register here.

Draft programme has been copied below.

Hope to see many of you again this April!

with best wishes,




08.30–09.00  Registration and Tea/Coffee

Session 1      Chair: Prof Nick Morrell
09.00–09.20  Prof Nick Morrell: Centre overview
09.20–09.40  Dr Adam Butterworth: Causal evaluation of multiple different biological pathways in CVD
09.40–10.00  Dr Unni Krishnan: Genetic regulation of cholesterol transport in monocytes and atherosclerosis risk
10.00–10.20  Dr Sergio Rodriguez-Cuenca: Ceramides, adipose tissue and metabolic risk
10.20–10.30  Ms Chloe Watson & Ms Jennifer Boon: British Heart Foundation Research Policy

10.20–11.00  Tea/Coffee Break

Session 2      Chair: TBC
11.00–11.20  Dr Murray Clarke: Interleukin-1α is directly activated by thrombin cleavage during haemostasis
11.20–11.40  Dr Amer Rana: Utility of the iPSC model of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
11.40–12.00  Dr Marloes Tijssen: Tropomyosin 4 regulates platelet biogenesis
12.00–12.20  Dr Zhongzhao Teng: Atherosclerosis and aneurysm: insights from medical imaging and biomechanical analysis
12.20–14.00  Lunch Break

Session 3      Chair: TBC
14.00–14.15  Mr William Briggs: Understanding the off-target effects of COX-2 inhibitors: a possible role of carnitine metabolism
14.15–14.30  Ms Isabel Rosa: The role of BRD3 in proliferation and megakaryopoiesis
14.30–14.45  Mr Joel Chappell: VSMC clonality and proliferation in health and disease
14.45–15.00  Ms Clare Burdett: Improving ring design for mitral annuloplasty
15.00–15.30  Tea/Coffee Break

Session 4      Chair: TBC
15.30–15.50  Prof Ziad Mallat: Low dose IL-2 in patients with acute coronary syndromes
15.50–16.10  Dr Angela Wood: Towards comprehensive metabolomics coverage for CVD
16.10–16.30  Dr Dirk Paul: Translating genetic association signals for CVD into molecular disease mechanisms
16.30–16.50  Dr William Astle: Genetic association analyses of population full blood count data
16.50–17.30  Prof Hugh Markus: Small vessels, big problems – insights into cerebral small vessel disease
17.30 – 18.00  Closing remarks and Drinks Reception

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