Northern Vascular Biology Forum
15th December 2015

University of Leeds Business School / Charles Thackray Building

10:00 – 10:45 Registration, coffee & exhibition. Charles Thackray Building

Session 1. Business School Lecture Theatre CHAIRS: Paul Evans & Karen Porter

10:45 – 11:00 Mark Kearney, BHF Professor of Cardiology, Director of Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine. Introduction & Welcome.

11:00 – 11:20 David Beech, University of Leeds. Piezo1 force sensor in the endothelium: life depends on it

11:20 – 11:35 Mingming Yang, University of Liverpool. ATP-sensitive biosensors and the effects of hypoxia in human coronary artery smooth muscle cells

11:35 – 11:50 Jack Green, University of Sheffield. The role of endothelial P2X7 receptors in shear stress induced inflammatory signalling.

11:50 – 12:10 May Azzawi, Manchester Metropolitan University. Nanomaterials in medical intervention: do they compromise vascular function?

12:10 – 12:25 Emily Clark, University of Leeds. Cellular and biomechanical characterisation of ex vivo model of early and end stage abdominal aortic aneurysm.

12:30- 13:30 Lunch, posters & exhibition. Charles Thackray Building

Session 2 Business School Lecture Theatre CHAIRS: Ric Cubbon & Vikki Ridger

13:30 – 13:50 Tim Chico, University of Sheffield. Imaging and manipulating vascular development and remodelling using zebrafish.

13:50 – 14:05 Ahmed Aburima, University of Hull. The role of platelet derived thrombospondin-1 in promoting thrombosis.

14:05 – 14:20 Daniel Moreno, Manchester Metropolitan University. Microparticles as novel biomarkers in lupus disease.

14:20 – 14:40 Sabu Abraham, University of Manchester. Novel proteins regulating retinal angiogenesis.

14:40 – 14:55 Rachael Redgrave, University of Newcastle. Endoglin is required in cardiosphere derived cells to promote paracrine-mediated angiogenesis.

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee, posters & exhibition. Charles Thackray Building

Session 3. Business School Lecture Theatre CHAIRS: Karen Birch & Helen Imrie

15:30 – 15:50 Helen Jones, Liverpool John Moores University. The impact of repeated ischemic preconditioning on vascular function

15:50 – 16:05 Sophie Saxton, University of Manchester. The role of the sympathetic nervous system in perivascular adipose tissue function.

16:05 – 16:25 Caroline Dart, University of Liverpool. EPAC-driven signalling networks: Novel relaxant pathways in the vasculature.

16:25 – 16:40 Thijs Eijsvogels, Liverpool John Moores University. Lifelong exercise patterns and cardiovascular health.

16:40-17:00 Concluding remarks & Prize Presentation. Stephen Wheatcroft, University of Leeds