2 April 2020
DPAG Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Sophia Malandraki-Miller took part in a pilot careers mentoring session at Oxford High School. This exciting new engagement programme is a collaboration between Medical Sciences Division researchers and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and aims to increase awareness of the variety of careers in biomedicine.
30 January 2020
An immune cell is shown for the first time to be involved in creating the scar that repairs the heart after damage. The Riley Group study was funded by the British Heart Foundation and led by BHF CRE Intermediate Transition Research Fellow Dr Filipa Simões.
7 June 2019
A series of internal talks demonstrated an extensive breadth of research within the Development and Cell Biology Theme that tackles the questions fundamental to understanding evolution, growth, organ formation, the onset of disease and tissue regeneration. DPAG Researchers were also joined by two external speakers presenting their research into age-related angiocrine signals and stem cell strategies for lung development.
BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship awarded to Joaquim Miguel Vieira to promote the investigation of non-coding transcripts in heart development and disease
8 May 2019
Congratulations are in order for Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Joaquim Miguel Vieira, who was been awarded an Intermediate Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation. This award will fund research designed to better understand the basic mechanisms behind cardiovascular development and could pave the way for innovative treatments of heart disease.
Filipa Simões is one of ten women shortlisted for a Knono Award in honour of International Women's Day
8 March 2019
The Knomo Award is a platform to celebrate extraordinary and entrepreneurial women. Dr Filipa Simões' nomination reflects her commitment to producing leading research, the hard work she puts into her flourishing career alongside raising a young family, while also finding time for outreach.
24 August 2017
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.
8 December 2016
The heart is one of the first organs to form during mammalian development and, in a human, was thought to form a beating structure from 3 weeks following conception. But now new imaging techniques have shown that the process occurs even earlier.
14 October 2016
When does our heart first start to beat? Until now, researchers thought that the first time our heart muscle contracted to beat was at eight days after conception in mice, which equates to around day 21 of a human pregnancy.