Northern Vascular Biology Forum 2017

6th December 2017

Liverpool John Moores University

10:00-10:40 Registration, coffee and suppliers’ exhibition.

10:40-10:45 Introduction by Bill Baltzopoulos, Head of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES) at Liverpool John Moores University.

Session 1. Chair: Dr Victoria Ridger, University of Sheffield. Dr Alex Langford Smith, Manchester Metropolitan University.

10:45-11:05 Dr Steve White, Manchester Metropolitan University. Endothelial erosion.
11:05-11:25 Dr Celine Souilhol, University of Sheffield. Mechanosensitive Hox genes control vascular dysfunction in adult arteries.
11:25-11:45 Dr Jacobo Elies, University of Bradford. Molecular mechanisms associated with vascular involvement in skin autoimmune diseases.
11:45-12:05 Aine Brislane, Liverpool John Moores University. Vascular health, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and ageing in women.

12:05-13:15 Lunch, poster viewing and suppliers’ exhibition.

Session 2. Chair: Denise Roche, Liverpool Hope University. Dr Jessica Johnston (University of Sheffield).

13:15-13:35 Dr Paul Hendrickse, Manchester Metropolitan University. Role of the microcirculation for muscle function.
13:35-13:55 Dr Rob Wilkinson, University of Sheffield. tmem33: a novel mediator of endothelial calcium signalling required for VEGF-mediated angiogenesis.
13:55-14:15 Dr Samantha Borland, University of Manchester. Regulation of vascular smooth muscle cell calcification by FGF-2/PKCα signalling and cross-talk with TGFβ.
14:15-14:35 Angel Armesilla, Wolverhampton University. Emerging role of Plasma Membrane Calcium ATPase 4 as a regulator of signal transduction pathways in endothelial cells.

14:35-15:05 Coffee, poster viewing and suppliers’ exhibition.

Session 3. Chair: Dr Kirsten Riches-Suman, Bradford University. Dr Daniel Moreno, Manchester Metropolitan University.

15:05-15:25 Simon Tual-Chalot, Newcastle University. Vascular changes following loss of endothelial endoglin and impact on the heart.
15:25-15:45 Dr Sophie Saxton, University of Manchester. Mechanisms of perivascular adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity and restoration using exercise.
15:45-16:05 Gemma Lyall, University of Leeds. The acute response to exercise in endothelial function is blunted after aerobic interval exercise but not after moderate intensity exercise training.
16:05-16:25 Kirsty Roberts: Liverpool John Moores University. Tea time: a British solution to improve cardiovascular health?

16:25-16:35 Concluding remarks and prize presentations. Ellen Dawson, Liverpool John Moores University.

16:35 Drinks reception