John French lecture
Monday 5 June | 17:45 – 18:30 hrs
Chair: Prof Charalambos Antoniades, University of Oxford
Dr Mairi Brittan, University of Edinburgh
Strategies to rebuild vascular networks for myocardial repair and regeneration
New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Research – joint sessions
Basic & Translational Science session 1 – Monday 5 June | 10:00-11:30 hrs
SESSION 1. Multiomics approaches to understand the complexity of cardiovascular disease
Chairs: Prof Nicola Smart, University of Oxford & Dr Mairi Brittan, University of Edinburgh.
Dr Enikö Lázár, Karolinska Institutet.
Spatial and temporal transcriptome profiling of human cardiogenesis in the first trimester.
Dr Ian McCracken, University of Oxford.
Transcriptional control of endothelial cell differentiation in the developing human heart.
Dr Michela Noseda, Imperial College London.
Single-cell and spatial transcriptomics state-of-Heart.
Prof Manuel Mayr, King’s College London.
Proteomics to resolve the extracellular matrix of the cardiovascular system.
Basic & Translational Science session 2 – Monday 5 June | 13:45 – 15:15 hrs
SESSION 2. Connecting cardiovascular and brain pathophysiology
Chairs: Prof Sheila Francis, University of Sheffield, Prof Tomasz Guzik, University of Edinburgh, Prof Pasquale Mafia, University of Glasgow.
Dr Sarajo Mohanta, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich.
Neuroimmune cardiovascular interfaces regulate atherosclerosis via adventitia-brain-circuits.
Dr Mateusz Siedlinski, Jagiellonian University.
Genetic analyses identify brain structures related to cognitive impairment arising from elevated blood pressure
Dr Jason Berwick, University of Sheffield.
Experimental neurovascular models to study the heart-brain axis.
Prof Alexander Gourine, University College London.
Control of the heart by the vagus nerve and exercise
Basic & Translational Science session 3 – Tuesday 6 June | 09:30 – 10:30 hrs
Mechanotransduction in the cardiovascular system
Chairs: Prof Sanjay Sinha and Dr Deeti Shetty, University of Cambridge
Prof Michael Gotthardt, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin.
Titin isoform mechanics and Mechanosignalling in the heart
Prof Ellie Tzima, University of Oxford.
Vascular Mechanotransduction in health and disease
Dr Derek Warren, University of East Anglia.
Vascular smooth muscle cell stiffness sensing: From the cell membrane to nuclear proteins
Dr Thomas Iskratsch, Queen Mary University of London.
Cardiomyocyte mechanosensing downstream of cell-matrix and cell-cell contacts
Hot Topics session
Tuesday 6 June – 13:00 – 14:15
Session co-chaired by: Prof Carolyn Carr and Prof Nicola Smart, University of Oxford
Dr Danila Gurgone University of Glasgow (UK)
100 Years Strong: Myography’s Enduring Significance In Science
Dr Olivia Johnstone University of Manchester (UK)
Sex, drugs and arrhythmias: Elucidating the antiarrhythmic effect of the cGMP pathway
Dr Catherine Wilson University of Cambridge (UK)
A transient, cell-free modified mRNA cardiac regenerative therapeutic
Dr Eva Clavane University of Leeds (UK)
The Role of BACE1 in Angiogenesis
Dr Agnieszka Swiderska University of Manchester (UK)
Role of mitochondria and oxidative stress in driving carotid body overactivation in heart failure
Joint Society hosted dinner
The Joint Society dinner is now fully booked.
Monday 5 June
1930 hrs – arrival and welcome drink
2000 hrs – dinner
Address: 18 – 25 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ
Tickets are £40 per head and include a welcome drink and 3 course meal.
Additional drinks can be purchased directly with the venue on the day.
Tickets are no longer available.
Basic Science abstract submission
Showcase your abstract at the BAS/BSCR Spring meeting at the largest cardiovascular conference in the UK.
Submitting guarantees great visibility for your work and the opportunity to interact with an engaged audience at the BAS/BSCR Spring Meeting.
Reviewed by an expert panel, selected abstracts will also published in a special edition of ‘Heart’ BMJ Journal.
Abstract submission now closed
Registration is free for BAS members.
Not a BAS member? – apply here
Nearer the meeting confirmation details will follow direct from the BCS.
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Petersfield, M2 3GX