Other Nottingham events

The Biodiscovery Institute celebrates our Postdocs

Fully accessible with facilities. Please note this event is for staff and students at the university.
Past event - 2021
24 Sep 3pm to 4.30pm
A floor seminar rooms (A208/A209), BDI3, Biodiscovery Institute (BDI), University of Nottingham,
Nottingham NG7 2RD
As part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (#NPAW2021) join us to explore and celebrate the work of some of BDIs hard working postdocs. A vital part of our institute, post-docs provide a unique voice within the BDI as they share their skills, knowledge and experiences with all ECRs. This event will showcase the wide variety of research occurring in the BDI, pioneered by their excellence!

All research students, staff and postdocs welcome. Refreshments provided by Proteintech. Places are limited so book now! Please register one ticket per person.

A Potential Therapeutic Antibody to Induce Collateral Formation in Cardiovascular Disease

Dr Jyoti Agrawal (Research Fellow)
Insufficient collateral vessel formation after ischaemia is a leading cause of multiple diseases, including peripheral artery disease. Recent studies have indicated monocyte involvement in the splicing of VEGF-A pro- and anti-angiogenic isoforms. My group is going to explore the therapeutic potential of humanised neutralising antibodies against an anti-angiogenic isoform, VEGF-A165b in both in vitro and in vivo models. The efficacy of antibody in vitro was tested using endothelial cell migration assays and in vivo using the hindlimb ischemia (HLI) model.

Biomaterials for Stem Cells and Cardiomyocytes

Dr Aishah Nasir (EPSRC Research Fellow in Stem Cell and Material Technology )
Heart Failure is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with 20 million people dying each year. This talk will look into how high-throughput screening platforms and novel material technology can be used to coax the stem cells to become heart cells, to help understand why the heart goes wrong.