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UQ Centre for Cardiac and Vascular Biology LAUNCH
Tue. 2 May 2017, 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm AEST
Groundbreaking research to build new hearts and mend broken ones.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disease burden in Australia.
It affects more than three million people, claims one life every 12 minutes and costs Australia approximately $7.9 billion annually.
Join us to hear from a dynamic team of researchers who are using discovery science to regenerate damaged cardiovascular tissues and mend broken hearts.
- Professor Garry Jennings AO, Chief Medical Advisor, National Heart Foundation
- Associate Professor Ben Hogan, Co-Director, UQ Centre for Cardiac and Vascular Biology
- Professor Wally Thomas, Co-Director, UQ Centre for Cardiac and Vascular Biology
- A/Professor Julie McGaughran, Medical Director, Genetic Health QLD, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
- Professor Justin Cooper-White, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
- Dr Angela Jeanes, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, UQ
Panel discussion led by
Madonna King - Award-winning journalist, author and commentator.
Canapés and drinks will be served from 5.15pm - 6.00pm
Don't miss this free community event hosted by The University of Queensland's Centre for Cardiac and Vascular Biology.
For more information please call 07 3346 2110 or email email@example.com
About the UQ Centre for Cardiac and Vascular Biology
The heart and vasculature are the first organs to function in the developing embryo. Without them, life cannot progress and our cardiovascular system is crucial for our health throughout life.
Our multidisciplinary and collaborative research centre aims to understand the genetic and cellular regulation of heart and vascular formation during embryonic development, regeneration and in disease.
Our UQ researchers generate fundamental knowledge that is pivotal to understanding how mistakes arise in congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease and how we can promote tissue regeneration and repair in disease.
Our labs are filled with talented and passionate scientists wanting to create change for the one in six Australians affected by cardiovascular disease.
Our expert teams are based at UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology, and School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Pharmacy within the Faculty of Medicine.