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Professorial Inaugural Lecture series: Professor Matt Bown and Professor Sh...
Tue 2 May 2017, 17:30 – 20:00 BST
Lectures to be delivered by:
1. Professor Matt Bown, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences
'Strength in numbers: lessons from large-scale research in vascular surgery'
Thousands of people each year have surgery to prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm
rupture. Aneurysms develop over many years before they get to the stage of
needing surgery. The health of people with aneurysms could be improved over this
time before surgery, either by preventing the aneurysm progressing to the point
where surgery is required, or by using this time to improve the general health
of these people with aneurysms. This talk will focus on the use of large scale
research projects to identify what causes aneurysms and how the findings from
this research might change the way we care for people with aneurysms in the
2. Professor Shu Ye, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences
'Heart disease: is it in our genes?'
Coronary heart disease, a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in industrialised countries, has a complex aetiology and pathogenesis, a better understanding of which can facilitate the development of novel therapeutics. Professor Ye will discuss his research into genetic factors that predispose individuals to the disease and the molecular mechanisms underlying their pathological effects.