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Over 200 cardiovascular researchers attend science filled day in Oxford

The 2019 Oxford BHF CRE symposium on Thursday 3rd October opened with a presentation of the Oxford BHF CRE Research Themes. The discussion set out the research opportunities across the CRE for collaborative working and future research.

The day also included a poster-blitz session and talks from researchers across the BHF CRE including illustrations of support from the Centre. There was lots of time to view and discuss the posters and our judges awarded prizes to the best student and non-student posters. Congratulations to the prize winners listed below!

Prof Duncan Richards: Keynote SpeakerProf Duncan Richards: Keynote Speaker

We were delighted to have Professor Duncan Richards as the Keynote speaker, presenting his talk
Harnessing the potential of new discovery technologies to deliver better medicines for patients- challenges and opportunities”, which generated lots of interest, questions and opportunities for future collaborative working.

Special thanks to Dr Thomas Nicol for the photographs.

Click HERE to view the BHF CRE Oxford Symposium 2019 Photo Gallery.

Research Poster Awards

Short PresentationSamuel Bose and Prof Hugh WatkinsSamuel Bose and Prof Hugh Watkins


Samuel Bose (Pharmacology)

Title: IP3 mediated changes in guinea pig SA node beating rate are dependent upon Ca2+-sensitive adenylyl cyclases and independent of soluble quanylyl cyclase activity


Andia N. Redpath (DPAG)

Title: Spatial and temporal assessment of key proepicardial markers in the developing murine heart reveals significant overlap


Non-student category

Aaron Hess and Prof Hugh WatkinsAaron Hess and Prof Hugh Watkins

Aaron T Hess (CVM)

Title: ECG-free, Navigator-free prospective, high resolution 3D Cartesian atrial CINE imaging with 7T MRI


Sevi Zervou (CVM)

Title: Screening for small molecule regulators of the creatine transporter (SLC6A8)

Susann Bruche (DPAG)

Title: Epicardial SRSF3 function in myocardial repair


Student Category

WinnerMatthew Kerr and Prof Hugh WatkinsMatthew Kerr and Prof Hugh Watkins

Matthew Kerr (DPAG)

Title: Correcting dysfunctional cardiac energetics within the type 2 diabetic heart with honokiol


Parag Gajendragadkar (CVM)

Title: Impact of genetically determined differenced in ECG parameters on risk of atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardia

Kyung Chan (KC) Park (DPAG)

Title: Propionate anions accumulated in propionic acidaemia produce sustained remodelling of cardiac epigenetics and excitation-contraction coupling


Special Mention (undergraduate)

Minahil Mujahid (DPAG)

Title: The Effect of Isoliquiritigenin on the HERG Potassium Channel


Congratulations to the poster award winners. We hope everyone enjoyed the 2019 symposium. 


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