5 May 2022
DPAG scientists across four research groups were highlighted at the major annual European Society of Cardiology basic science conference (FCVB 2022). Congratulations are in order for Dr KC Park on receiving the Young Investigator Award and to Dr Elisabetta Gamen on winning the Moderated Poster Prize.
1 February 2022
Congratulations to Dr Filipa Simões who has been awarded a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship. She will investigate how immune cells called macrophages facilitate long-lasting heart regeneration in the zebrafish and how this could be harnessed for the human heart.
21 January 2022
A department-wide image competition has yielded a range of stunning images showcasing the diversity and breadth of DPAG's science. Three prize winners and eight commended pictures are announced.
25 August 2021
DPAG Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Xin Sun has been shortlisted in the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition.
9 October 2020
Professor Paul Riley will lead the scientific vision of the first institute of its kind in the world to physically merge the disciplines of developmental biology and regenerative medicine in a common goal to treat some of the world’s most prolific diseases.
29 April 2020
DPAG's Associate Professor Mathilda Mommersteeg and Professor Paul Riley, in collaboration with Professor Robin Choudhury from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, will perform single cell analysis of inflammation during heart regeneration with a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
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.
3 December 2018
Congratulations are in order to Filipa Simões, Nikita Ved and Tonia Thomas for their achievement at the BHF CRE Annual Symposium 2018.