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Cardiovascular Early Careers Event 2016

When Sep 13, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where St Catharine's College, CB2 1RL
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 331504
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Following the event, some of our speakers kindly agreed to share their slides on careers and research communication - please follow the links to download each presentation:

As always, feedback on the event and suggestions for themes and speakers for next year are always welcome!


Following a successful launch in 2015, we will again host a Cardiovascular Early Careers Event in the McGrath Centre, St Catharine's College. This event will take place on Tuesday 13th September, and will be open to all with focus on researchers in the early stages of their careers.

This event is free but we will be restricted to 120 delegates by the venue size and we will therefore ask you to register here. If you would like to talk about your research or present a poster, please fill in this abstract submission form and send to by Wednesday 17 August 2016.

Apart from the research talks and poster sessions, we will welcome Prof Nicole Soranzo (Sanger Institute) as the keynote speaker to discuss their career ups and downs.

The Research Communications team has agreed to give us short training sessions on how to promote one's research online (blogs), and how to promote one's research on social media (Twitter).

We are also planning a panel discussion with funders and two of our Research Fellows to discuss the Do's and Don'ts of a successful funding application.

Draft programme has been copied below. Hope to see you on 13th September!

Early Careers Event 2016 Programme

08.30 – 09.00    Registration & Tea
Session 1    Biomedical Science (Animal)
09.00 – 09.15  Prof Martin Bennett – Opening words
09.15 – 09.30  Dr Kim Botting – The mitochondrial-targeted antioxidant MitoQ prevents the programming of cardiovascular dysfunction by developmental hypoxia in sheep
09.30 – 09.45  Ms Elena Loche – Maternal over-nutrition programs ventricular remodelling and cardiac dysfunction independently of post-natal diet
09.45 – 10.00  Dr Ana-Mishel Spiroski – Developmental programming of pulmonary hypertension by chronic prenatal hypoxia
10.00 – 10.30  Professor Nicole Soranzo – Research Career talk
10.30 – 11.00  Tea & Posters
Session 2    Bioengineering
11.00 – 11.15    Dr Marta Serrani – Durability prediction for the design of a new polymeric heart valve prosthesis
11.15 – 11.30    Dr Vera Graup – Designing scaffold biomaterials for heart tissue repair
11.30 – 11.45    Dr Felipe Serrano – Correction of Marfan mutation C1242Y in human iPS cells using CRISPR/Cas9 technology re-establish normal phenotype in human neural crest-derived smooth muscle cells
11.45 – 12.30    Dr Craig Brierley – Writing for the Web
12.30 – 13.30    Lunch
Session 3    Biomedical Science (Bench)
13.30 – 14.15    Dr Barney Brown – Promoting research on Twitter
14.15 – 14.30    Mr Adam Fellows – FOXO3A induces VSMC apoptosis through MMP-13: implications for atherosclerotic plaque rupture
14.30 – 14.45    Ms Amanda Dalby – Generating an inducible human iPSC line to produce mature megakaryocytes in vitro
14.45 – 15.00    Mr Fedir Kiskin – Development of iPSC models of pulmonary arterial hypertension
15.00 – 15.30    Tea & Posters
Session 4    Clinical
15.30 – 15.45  Dr Eleni Sofianopoulou – Modelling seasonal and spatio-temporal variation: the example of respiratory prescribing
15.45 – 16.00  Mr Shuo Wang – Structural and flow-diverting effects of multiple overlapping uncovered stents: a novel management strategy for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
16.00 – 16.15  Dr Nicholas Evans – Non-invasive identification of culprit carotid atheroma using sodium fluoride-positron emission tomography
16.15 – 17.00  Dr Nathan Crilly, Dr Diane Proudfoot, Dr Loes Rutten-Jacobs, Prof Chris Huang, Dr Clare McVicker, Dr Renata Schaeffer - Applying for a Fellowship, Wellcome Fellowships
17.00 – 18.00  Dr Anthony Davenport – Prizes & Closing words, Drinks Reception

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