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BHF Senior Fellowship renewal for Duncan Sparrow could pave the way to revealing unknown causes of heart defects in babies

CRE General

Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor Duncan Sparrow, who has been awarded a renewal of his British Heart Foundation Senior Basic Science Research Fellowship. The award will fund crucial investigations into little understood environmental risk factors of congenital heart disease, and could one day lead to new therapeutic strategies.

Two BHF CRE Researchers Awarded the Title of Associate Professor

Many congratulations to Dr Betty Raman and Dr Chris Toepfer who have been awarded the title of Associate Professor

Collaborative team driven by DPAG and Chemistry awarded RSC Horizon Prize

As part of the Molecular Flow Sensor Team, with collaborating members principally from DPAG's Robbins and Talbot groups and the Department of Chemistry, former BHF DPhil Student Snapper Magor-Elliott has won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Analytical Division Horizon Prize for the development of a new technology for measuring lung function.

DPAG researchers to take on the London to Brighton Bike Ride for the British Heart Foundation

Associate Professor Sarah De Val will lead a team of researchers as they take on the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) London to Brighton Bike Ride.

Nicola Smart appointed Associate Professor of Cellular and Integrative Physiology

The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Christ Church College.

Joaquim Vieira brings heart regeneration research to the public at Pint of Science

Public Engagement Research

Pint of Science is the world’s largest public science festival bringing researchers to local pubs, cafes and spaces to share their scientific discoveries with the public.

DPAG researchers showcased at premier European Society of Cardiology meeting

Research

DPAG scientists across four research groups were highlighted at the major annual European Society of Cardiology basic science conference (FCVB 2022). Congratulations are in order for Dr KC Park on receiving the Young Investigator Award and to Dr Elisabetta Gamen on winning the Moderated Poster Prize.

The effect of nuclear pH on cardiac gene expression

CRE General

Research led by Dr Alzbeta Hulikova and Professor Pawel Swietach has, for the first time, described the potential regulation of nuclear acid-base chemistry in neonatal and adult cardiomyocytes, and explained its relevance in the context of heart physiology and pathology.

RDM researchers awarded £2million MRC grant

Research

Researchers at the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) have won a five year MRC funding programme to help understand how high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy affects the heart, brain and blood vessels throughout the life of women, as well as the children born after such a pregnancy.

Study indicates reasons for decline in death rates from heart attacks

CRE Research

A new study involving Oxford Population Health researchers finds that both prevention and improved treatments have helped reduce deaths from heart attacks - but the relative importance of each varies by country, age and sex.

Review highlights impact of Long COVID on cardiovascular system

CRE General

The wide-ranging effects of Long COVID and the associated issues for healthcare providers have been revealed in a new review of the major studies into the condition, which specifically highlights the impact of Long COVID on the cardiovascular system.

Commercial development of therapeutic anti-inflammatory peptide begins

CRE Research

An Oxford BHF CRE “Pump Priming” award to Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya and his research group led to a great return on investment with this exclusive licensing agreement for their innovative research.

London Marathon to fund De Val and Vieira Lab research as two of eight handpicked BHF projects

CRE CRM General

Two projects aimed at tackling heart failure led by Associate Professor Sarah De Val and Dr Joaquim Vieira are to be funded by the 2022 TCS London Marathon with the British Heart Foundation as its Charity of the Year. The BHF’s runners, who are raising £3 million in funding, will include De Val Lab postdoctoral researcher Dr Alice Neal.

Dr Jillian Simon awarded BHF CRE Transition Fellowship

Congratulations to Jillian, who has begun her Oxford BHF CRE Transition Fellowship, focusing on nutrient sensing and signalling in the heart by PKA-RIα (or type-1 PKA)

Dr Qiang Zhang wins Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Early Career Award 2022

CRE Research

Many congratulations to Dr Qiang Zhang, Oxford BHF CRE Transition Fellow, who has won a prestigious award for his work in developing a groundbreaking technology for detecting scar in the myocardium

Dr Filipa Simoes awarded a British Heart Foundation Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Filipa Simões, previous holder of an Oxford BHF CRE Transition Fellowship, who has been awarded a prestigious BHF Intermediate Research Fellowship to establish her exciting research programme into the regenerating heart at the new Oxford Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) in Spring 2022. Good luck Filipa!

Oxford-led research maps milestone stage of human development for the first time

CRE CRM

Scientists have shed light on an important stage of early embryonic development that has never been fully mapped out in humans before.

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