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.