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BHF Centre of Excellence's First Career Development Fellow

Dr Mattia Frontini has been appointed as the first Career Development Fellow of the BHF Cambridge Centre of Excellence. The Centre offers up to four clinical/non-clinical 2-year Fellowships with salaries and consumables budget to allow exceptional candidates to develop their research ideas.  The purpose of the Fellowships is to promote novel, inter-disciplinary research into cardiovascular disease, and Fellows are expected to apply for external Fellowships after the second year.

Non-Clinical Career Development Fellow 2015-2017

Dr Mattia Frontini has a PhD in Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine. His previous position was a Senior Research Associate in Prof Willem Ouwehand’s group, where he continues to lead a team responsible for the isolation of healthy blood cell samples for the BluePrint consortium.

Mattia’s Fellowship project focuses on the interplay between chronic inflammation and myeloid cells production. This is an important field of study because diseases that share chronic inflammation often present an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and exposure to chronic inflammation trigger an increased production of white blood cells with prothrombotic phenotype.

Mattia will use longitudinal and cross sectional approaches to study the effects of inflammation on myeloid cells. The project will bring together expertise in functional genomics, populations genetic, cardiovascular biology and metabolic diseases.

We wish Mattia the best of luck with his Fellowship project and his future application for an external Senior Fellowship.

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