Find out more about the Riley Group's public engagement.
Paul Riley is a regular attendee at the annual Cheltenham Science Festival in June each year. He has given a number of interviews on the radio and his breakthrough work in adult heart repair has been extensively covered in the press. He has also given a number of public lectures and is involved in fund raising for the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts campaign and the BHF-sponsored Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine.
Paul Riley is actively engaged in fundraising for many causes and has for the fourth year in a row completed the BHF London to Brighton cycle ride.
In the MediA
Cardiac lymphatics mediate the resolution of inflammation. Review article by Alexandra Le Bras published in Nature Reviews Cardiology. 24 July 2018.
Growth-factor treatment to mend a broken heart. Professor Riley talks to Vy Nguyen from the Naked Scientists about a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. 13 July 2018.
Heart attack: Single jab can revive the heart. Article by the Express. 10 July 2018.
New way to regenerate hearts after a heart attack in mice. Article by Lauren Tedaldi, Senior Research Communications Officer at the British Heart Foundation. 9 July 2018.
The heart starts to beat earlier than previously thought - Podcast for eLife, Episode 33, Produced by The Naked Scientist, Professor Paul Riley is interviewed by Chris Smith, 14th November 2016.
A baby's first heartbeat is just 16 days after conception: Breakthrough could lead to new cures for congenital disease - News article written by Mark Prigg for the Daily Mail, 11th October 2016.
Video: Professor Paul Riley is involved as an expert witness at the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on Regenerative Medicine, 14th July 2016.
Pupils find out about heart research at trip to cutting-edge Oxford centre. News Article written by Luke Sproule for the Oxford Mail, March 2016.
How the zebrafish could hold the key to heart disease cure - Article written by Danny Buckland for Raconteur, 8 October 2015.
Ground-breaking research is vital in helping to mend broken hearts - Article written by Reg Little, Oxford Times Chief Reporter for the Oxford Mail, 11th July 2015.
Hope for heart failure patients as 'pioneering' treatment helps the organ to heal itself - Article written by Sophie Borland for The Daily Mail, 25th May 2015.
Life-saving future drug could repair damage done by heart attacks, says leading scientist - Article written by Charlie Cooper for The Independent (online), 24th May 2015.
Hearts 'could be regenerated by lymphatic system' after heart attacks - Article written by James Mcintosh at Medical News Today (online), 22nd May 2015.
Break-through research for cardiac patients - Professor Paul Riley talks to the Oxford Mail (Alex Regan) about plans for the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine and his recent research, Oxford Mail Newspaper (online and in print), 20th May 2015.
New treatment offers hope for heart attack sufferers - Professor Paul Riley gives an interview for ITV News (Alok Jha), after publishing in the journal Nature a paper entitled "Cardiac lymphatics are heterogeneous in origin and respond to injury", 20th May 2015. The research also features in this BHF animation.
Promoting the British Heart Foundation and in support for the proposed Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine - Professor Paul Riley gives an interview for BBC Radio Oxford and BBC News Oxford, 15th January 2015.
The Times Higher Education Debate, 27 July 2013.
Mending Broken Hearts award - Dr. Jana Koth wins the award in the 2013 Reflections of Research competition, 6 July 2013:
- BBC Radio Oxford Morning show, 5 Auguest 2013.
- Research in brief, The Guardian: Arts and Humanities, 1 August 2013.
- Reflections Of Research: British Heart Foundation Reveals Winners Of Heart Imaging Contest, The Huffington Post US online edition, 29 July 2013.
- "Images straight from the heart", The Times, 26 July 2013.
- Mending Broken Hearts - Lab Live & Mending Broken Hearts - Lab Live Q&A Youtube Live chat with Dr. Jana Koth, 31 May 2013.
- Getting to the heart of the matter, The Independant, 28 March 2013.
- Talks by Prof. Paul Riley and Dr. Jana Koth - Science Museum Lates, 27 February 2013.
Cell scientists aim to rebuild hearts with reprogrammed tissue, The Guardian, 8 January 2013.
Using Stem Cells to Fix a Broken Heart. Podcast, Produced by The Naked Scientist. Professor Paul Riley is interviewed by Chris Smith, 11th June 2011.
Quentin Cooper investigates how to stimulate stem cells to make broken hearts heal themselves. BBC Radio 4 interview with Professor Paul Riley for Material World, 9th June 2011.
festivals & Events
Professor Paul Riley took part in the British Heart foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride 2019 on the 16th of June 2019.
The BHF smashes Guinness World Records title in show of solidarity for heart patients. The Riley Group and other Lab's across DPAG take part in the BHF's world record of the longest chain of paper hearts. 14 Feb 2018.
Professor Riley took part in the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride, 18th June 2017, 17th June 2018 and 16th June 2019.
Grafton Primary School Visit, 1st March 2016. 10 year 6 pupils from the Grafton Primary School in London toured laboratories and meet researchers at the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Centre of Regenerative Medicine.
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 31st August 2017
BHF HRH DoE event, St James' Palace, 14th March 2017.
IDRM potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 7th October 2016.
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 26th February 2016.
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 20th January 2016.
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 26th November 2015.
BHF Tunel of Love, V&A, London, 11th November 2015.
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 16th October 2015.
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 9th October 2015.
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 13th July 2015.
Roll out the Red BHF Fundraising Event, 10 February 2015
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 30th January 2015.
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 20 May 2014.
BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 3 September 2013.
BHF dinner at Thomas Goode, co-hosted by Baron Rumi Verjee, 25 May 2013.
Talks to the Public
BHF legacies event - Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Tuesday 26th February 2019.
Regenerative Medicine - Science Society, North London Collegiate School (6th form students), 27th January 2016.
Cheltenham Science Festival - Mending Broken Hearts; June 2012, 2013, 2016.
En route to Mending Broken Hearts - The Training Partnership-University of London Institute of Education (audience of 853 sixth form students), 20 November 2014.
Seeing the human heart - A public seminar, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 26 November 2013.
In whose hands do we place our trust? - BHF Balloon debate - The Future of UK Health, Drummond Gate, London, 5 September 2013.