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British Heart Foundation professors fundraise to fight for every heartbeat

Cardiac Theme Outreach

This September Professor Paul Riley will be joining the British Heart Foundation (BHF) fundraising campaign along with a group of BHF-funded Professors from research labs across the UK.

New look for the Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre

Cardiac Theme

As part of the Department's ongoing programme of refurbishment, the Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre entrance has recently been given a new lease of life.

DPAG's Nicoletta Surdo shortlisted in national image competition

Cardiac Theme Outreach

Nicoletta Surdo, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department, has been announced as the judges’ runner-up in the British Heart Foundation (BHF) national ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition.

David Paterson Awarded Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship Award

Cardiac Theme

Professor David Paterson has been awarded the 2018 Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship from the American Physiological Society.

Decoding the cardiac response to stress

Cardiac Theme Publication Research

A study carried out by the research group led by Prof Zaccolo provides novel insight into how the heart reacts to the fight-or-flight response to stress

Professor David Paterson part of consortium awarded $8.6m grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Cardiac Theme Research

A consortium directed by Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar at UCLA has received a three-year, $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The consortium hopes to map the heart’s nervous system, ultimately developing new treatments for cardiovascular disease.

Antonio Miranda Shortlisted for National Image Competition

Cardiac Theme Outreach Research

An image of a whole embryonic mouse heart at 13 days after fertilisation has been shortlisted in a competition run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Researchers learn how to steer the heart – with light

Cardiac Theme Publication Research

We depend on electrical waves to regulate the rhythm of our heartbeat. When those signals go awry, the result is a potentially fatal arrhythmia. Now, a team of researchers from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and Stony Brook University has found a way to precisely control these waves – using light. Their results are published in the journal Nature Photonics.

Prof David Paterson receives Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Cardiac Theme General

Professor David Paterson, Associate Head of the Medical Sciences Division (Education) and professor in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Dr Manish Kalla and Mr Sumeth Perera awarded with Peter Beaconfield prize

Cardiac Theme General Research

The Peter Beaconfield prizes are intended to reward young researchers who are capable of escaping from the stereotype of narrow specialisation to engage with translational medicine, and display a wider grasp of the significance and potential applicability of their research

Prof Paul Riley and Prof John Stein elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Cardiac Theme General

Many congratulations go to both Prof Paul Riley and Prof John Stein on their recent election as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Novel mechanistic insights of a small molecule that blocks the ‘funny current’ in the heart: Therapeutic potential

Cardiac Theme General Research

Scientists from the Departments of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics and Pharmacology at the University of Oxford have discovered that a well-known, generic drug (‘drug X’), the safety of which is well documented, acts as a low-dose, heart rate lowering agent by targeting the if current.