Northern Vascular Biology Forum
8th December 2014

Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building

10:30 Registration & Coffee
11:00 Introduction & Welcome: Prof Bill Gilmore
(Associate Dean of Research & Head of School of Healthcare Science, MMU)

Session 1. GM LT2 CHAIRS: Prof Khalid Naseem & Dr Ria Weston

11:10 – 11:30 Richard Cubbon (University of Leeds). Insulin resistance and vascular regeneration
11:30 – 11:50 Allan Lawrie (University of Sheffield). OPG and TRAIL, key regulators of PAH pathogenesis
11:50 – 12:10 Katie Wraith (University of Hull). Platelet CD36 signalling in response to oxidised lipids
12:10 – 12:30 Simon Tual Chalot (Newcastle University). Endothelial expressions of both endoglin and Acvrl1 is required for normal vascular patterning during angiogenesis and for maintenance of adult vasculature

12:30- 13:30 Lunch, posters & exhibition

Session 2 GM LT4 CHAIRS: Dr Caroline Dart & Dr May Azzawi

13:30 – 13:50 Rachel Walker (University of Manchester). Perivascular adipose tissue and atherosclerosis
13:50 – 14:10 Ismael Gauci (University of Sheffield). The role of homeobox gene in endothelial responses to shear stress
14:10 – 14:25 Clodagh Prendergast (University of Liverpool). Calcium signalling in vascular cells during the progression of atherosclerosis
14:25 – 14:40 Fiona Wilkinson (MMU). Endothelial microparticles and carotid plaque development
14:40 – 14:55 Vijay Parikh (University of Bolton & MMU). Development of a novel electrospun small diameter vascular scaffold

14:55 – 15:25 Coffee, posters & exhibition

Session 3 GM LT4 CHAIRS: Prof Helen Arthur & Dr Maria Pieri

15:25 – 15:40 Edward Humphries (University of Liverpool). cAMP signalling in the vasculature
15:40 – 16:00 Sarah Jones (MMU). The regulation of vascular tone in foetal growth restriction
16:00 – 16:15 Ellen Dawson (Liverpool John Moores University). Impact of catheterisation and exercise training on ultrasound measures of arterial function in humans
16:15 – 16:35 Marc A Bailey (University of Leeds). Blocking the Orai1 calcium channel modulates vascular smooth muscle cell function in abdominal aortic aneurysm

16:35 Concluding remarks. Prof Yvonne Alexander (MMU)

16:40 Wine reception, posters & exhibition

17:30 Close and prize giving

18:00 Dinner

Yang Sing Restaurant
34 Princess Street
M1 4JY