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BHF Cambridge CRE Annual Symposium 2017

When Apr 20, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Moller Centre, Cambridge CB3 0DE
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Contact Phone 01223 331504
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BHF Cambridge Centre for Cardiovascular Research Excellence will hold its annual research symposium on Thursday 20 April 2017 at the Moller Centre. This event is free but seating will be limited due to the venue size, so please register here.

We will run a poster competition with prizes for the best posters. If you would like to present a poster, please send an abstract (max 250 words - abstract submission form can be found here) to Vicky Reid by Monday 13th March 2017.

With the fundraising under way for the Cambridge Heart & Lung Research Institute (HLRI), all five of the HLRI's main research themes will be represented through talks and posters: Cardiovascular Biology; Cardio-metabolism; Experimental Medicine & Therapeutics; Functional Genomics; and Population Sciences. Draft programme is copied below and can be downloaded here.

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This event is funded by the BHF Cambridge Centre of Excellence and the University of Cambridge Cardiovascular SRI.



BHF Cambridge CRE Annual Symposium 2017 - Programme

08.30 – 09.00      Registration & Tea/Coffee
09.00  WelcomeProf Nick Morrell
09.10  Genetic regulation of cholesterol efflux in macrophagesDr Unni Krishnan
09.30  Why do we need to image arteries?Dr James Rudd
09.50  Mitochondria-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseasesDr Thomas Krieg
10.10  SHORT TALKS: Role of the prolidase PEPD in macrophages and adipose tissue fibrosis in obesity – Dr Vanessa Pellegrinelli; SREBP1 and the de novo lipogenesis control alternative macrophage activation –  Dr Guillaume Bidault; Norepinephrine promotes triglyceride storage in macrophages – Mr Kasparas Petkevicius
10.30 – 11.00      Tea/Coffee Break
11.00  Discovery of rare and common variants with blood pressure and hypertensionDr Joanna Howson
11.20  Genetics of Cellular Thrombotic TraitsDr William Astle
11.40  SHORT TALKS: Genetic determinants of the human plasma proteome and their role in biology and disease – Dr Ben Sun; Genome-wide association of internal cellular traits – Mr Parsa Akbari
12.00  Mapping platelet trait associated variants with DNA long-range interactions reveals super enhancer role in thrombosisDr Mattia Frontini
12.20  A fast association test for identifying pathogenic variants involved in rare diseasesDr Ernest Turro
12.40  SHORT TALKS: Identification of rare variants associated with protein levels using whole exome sequencing data – Dr Qi Guo; Functional investigation of genetic determinants of red blood cell traits – Ms Lisa Schmunk
13.00 – 14.20      Lunch Break & Posters
14.20  Developing a human induced pluripotent stem cell based toolkit to model obesity associated metabolic inflammation – Dr Subhankar Mukhopadhyay
14.40  From chemistry to clinic: Targeting apelin receptors for cardiovascular diseaseDr Anthony Davenport
15.00  SHORT TALKS: The role of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids in the regulation of vascular tone – Dr Lucy Yang; A novel mechanism for buffering dietary salt in humans: effects of salt loading on skin Na+, VEGF-C, and BP  – Dr Viknesh Selvarajah
15.20  From genetics to new therapies in pulmonary arterial hypertension – Prof Nick Morrell
15.30  Aortic disease-in-a-dish: molecular mechanisms and new therapies for aortic aneurysmal syndromesDr Sanjay Sinha 
16.00 – 16.30      Tea/Coffee Break
16.30  New biology in cardio-metabolic disease revealed through human genetics – Prof Dan Rader, University of Pennsylvania
17.10 – 18.00      Closing words, Prizes & Drinks reception


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