BHF Fellowship for Ian McCracken could pave the way to promoting blood vessel growth in heart attack patients
27 July 2023
Congratulations are in order for Dr Ian McCracken, a postdoctoral research scientist in the Smart Group, who has been awarded an Immediate Postdoctoral Basic Science Research Fellowship by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). His fellowship project aims to improve understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the formation of the coronary vessels and reveal novel targets for future therapeutic strategies to drive neovascularisation.
22 June 2023
On Sunday 18 June 2023, a team of researchers based at the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) took on the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) London to Brighton Bike Ride, raising more than £1300 and counting.
11 January 2023
Congratulations are in order for the winners Katherine Brimblecombe and Anna Kordala, and also to Jéssica Luiz and Andia Redpath who were highly commended for their outreach and public engagement work.
5 July 2022
On Friday 1 July 2022, the Department gathered to hear from Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft FRS about the pioneering women physiologists and anatomists throughout Oxford's history, followed by talks from Associate Professors Samira Lakhal-Littleton and Nicola Smart, and the unveiling of The Physiological Society's blue plaque commemorating one of DPAG's earliest pioneering women, Florence Buchanan.
18 May 2022
The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Christ Church College.
2 June 2021
The British Atherosclerosis Society's John French Memorial Lecture is named in honour of the Oxford-based pathologist, Dr John French, who made seminal observations and contributions to the field of cardiovascular pathology.
30 March 2021
A new study from the Smart group has shed light on a key regulatory step in the initiation and progression of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by revealing the protective role of a previously little known small protein.
2 October 2020
Congratulations are in order to Graduate Student Sonali Munshaw, whose abstract submitted to the 21st International Vascular Biology meeting was selected for E-Poster presentation and awarded.
17 October 2019
Congratulations are in order to Matthew Kerr, Andia Redpath, Susann Bruche, KC Park and Minahil Mujahid for their achievements at this major showcase for Oxford's British Heart Foundation funded Researchers.
BHF Senior Fellowship renewal for Nicola Smart paves the way for stimulating vessel growth to repair damaged hearts
14 June 2019
Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor Nicola Smart, who has been awarded a renewal of her British Heart Foundation Senior Basic Science Research Fellowship. The award will fund research investigating the processes behind blood vessel growth in order to understand how to stimulate heart repair after injury.
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.