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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 Speaker Prof 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 Presentation

Samuel Bose and Prof Hugh Watkins Samuel Bose and Prof Hugh Watkins

Winner

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

Commended

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 Watkins Aaron Hess and Prof Hugh Watkins
Winner

Aaron T Hess (CVM)

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

Commended

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

Winner

Matthew Kerr and Prof Hugh Watkins Matthew Kerr and Prof Hugh Watkins

Matthew Kerr (DPAG)

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

Commended

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.