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Cambridge Cardiovascular Annual Research Symposium

The next Cambridge Cardiovascular annual research symposium will take place on Thursday 23 April 2020 at the Moller Centre. Registration will open closer to the date.

The Cambridge BHF Centre of Research Excellence and the Cardiovascular Strategic Research Initiative have run a series of joint research symposia.

These annual events are free to attend and open to all Cambridge-area academic and clinical researchers. We host around 140 delegates across the University, hospitals, affiliated institutions, and industrial partners.

Programmes for our past meetings can be found below:



08.30–09.00  Registration

09.00–09.15  Martin Bennett: Welcome and Introduction to the new BHF Centre of Research Excellence

09.15–09.30  John Danesh: Population Science Overview

09.30–09.50  Adam Butterworth: Multi-omics to understand causal pathways to CHD

09.50–10.10  Mike Inouye: Systems genomics and polygenic risk scores

10.10–10.30  Angela Wood: Optimising EHR for risk screening

10.30–11.00  Refreshments

11.00–11.15  Nicole Soranzo: Functional Genomics Overview

11.15–11.35  Mattia Frontini: From a rare blood group to metabolism

11.35–11.55  Dirk Paul: Translating genetic discoveries in CVD into causal biology

11.55–12.15  Hugh Markus: Can recent advances in stroke genetics guide therapy?

Translation mini-session

12.15–12.30  Anita Marguerie: OTR Overview

12.30–12.45  Ian Wilkinson: Experimental Medicine Studies

12.45–13.45  Lunch & Posters

13.45–14.00  Toni Vidal-Puig: Cardiometabolic Medicine Overview

14.00–14.20  Guillaume Bidault: Macrophage lipid metabolism in cardiometabolic diseases

14.20–14.40  Susan Ozanne: Programming of cardiometabolic disease by maternal diet-induced obesity: a developing problem

14.40–15.00  Thomas Krieg: Mitochondrial metabolism in heart attack and stroke

15.00–15.30  Refreshments

15.30–15.45  Ziad Mallat: Vascular Medicine Overview

15.45–16.05  Murray Clarke: Novel pathways to vascular inflammation

16.05–16.25  Sanjay Sinha: Vascular disease modelling using iPSCs

16.25–16.45  Nick Morrell: Functional genomics of the endothelium

16.45–17.30  Calum MacRae: Integrating discovery and clinical care: creating learning health systems

17.30–17.40  Martin Bennett: Closing words

17.40–18.30  Drinks reception


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