Cardiovascular research explored at free public event

Posted by es328 at Apr 25, 2017 10:50 AM |
Aneurysms and heart disease will be discussed at University of Leicester Professorial Inaugural Lectures on 2 May

Issued by the University of Leicester Press Office on 25 April 2017

Academics from the University of Leicester will discuss cardiovascular research in the latest Professorial Inaugural Lectures taking place on Tuesday 2 May.

Professor Matt Bown will give the first lecture, titled ‘Strength in numbers: lessons from large-scale research in vascular surgery’.

Professor Bown’s 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 future.

He said: “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.”

Professor Shu Ye will follow Professor Bown with his lecture titled, ‘Heart disease: is it in our genes?’.

Professor Ye will discuss his research into genetic factors that predispose individuals to the disease and the molecular mechanisms underlying their pathological effects.

He said: “Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in industrialised countries.

“It has complex causes and developments, a better understanding of which can facilitate the development of novel therapeutics.”

The lectures will take place in Lecture Theatre 1, The Centre for Medicine, Lancaster Road, at 5.30pm on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

The event is free and open to all but please ensure that you have registered by email or online.

To register for this event please email or visit


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