The monthly Faculty Research Seminar Series is open to all staff and students and offers an opportunity to celebrate FBMH’s research achievements.
Research Domain host: Cardiovascular, Metabolic & Nutritional Sciences
Information about the speakers:
Dr Vicky Liu: “Mitochondrial dysfunction results from the loss of ERK5 in metabolic cardiomyopathy”
Vicky is currently a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow in Division of Cardiovascular Sciences. After she obtained her first degree in Medicine (2003) at Beijing University in China, curiosity on basic sciences research drove her to pursue a PhD (2007) in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester. Afterwards, she began postdoctoral training to investigate the cell signalling regulatory mechanisms in cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. In 2015, she was awarded a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship and started independent research focusing on the understanding of novel mechanisms and treatment strategies for metabolic disorders induced cardiovascular diseases.
Dr Elizabeth Cottrell: “Dietary interventions for pregnancy complications”
Lizzy is a physiologist, whose main research interests focus on the role of maternal health during pregnancy and the developmental programming of adult disease. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2009, and in 2013 moved to the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre in Manchester to join a multidisciplinary research team who focus on finding solutions to a broad range of pregnancy complications. She is currently a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow.
Registration is recommended and can be made via Eventbrite https://fbmh-research-seminar-5july2017.eventbrite.co.uk, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Faculty Research Seminar Series:
The monthly lunchtime Faculty Research Seminar Series is open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate the Faculty’s research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction.
Each event focuses on one of the eight strategic research domains. Each month one of the Research Domain Directors selects two speakers from within the Faculty to highlight and showcase an area of research in their domain. There will usually be one senior speaker and one junior/early career researcher. Speakers include clinical, non-clinical and basic science researchers. Presentations are pitched at a non-specialist level, as the series aims to attract people from across the Faculty.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes each month, each meeting lasts an hour, comprising two 20 minute presentations, with each presentation being followed by 5-10 minutes questions and discussion.
Lunch is available 12.30-1pm; presentations run 1-2pm. The series is led by Professor Nigel Hooper and administered from the Strategic Funding Team (by Lorna Tittle).