BBC meeting

BBC5 Invited speakers

 

Pr Jose Luis Millan (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)
  • Dr. Millán’s  lab works on understanding the mechanisms that control normal skeletal and dental mineralization and elucidating the pathophysiological abnormalities that lead to heritable soft bones conditions and soft-tissue calcification, including vascular calcification in CKD patients. More…

 
Dr Vivian de Waard (Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherdlands)
  • The de Waard-lab aims to unravel the pathological signaling pathways in patients with aortic aneurysm disease by performing fundamental and translational research in disease-specific cell and animal models. More…

 
Dr Anabela Bensimon-Brito (Center for Integrative Biology, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France)
  • Dr Bensimon-Brito’s interest focuses on the mechanisms by which cardiovascular cells and molecules maintain homeostasis, contribute to disease or promote regeneration in cardiovascular tissues, using zebrafish as a model system. More…
 
Dr Stéphane Zaffran (Aix Marseille University, Inserm UMR 1251, Marseille, France )
  • The goal of Dr Zaffran’s lab is to better understand the genetic basis and developmental etiology of congenital heart defects, by deciphering the mechanisms that control heart development. More…

 
Dr Isabel Orriss (The Royal Veterinary College, London, UK)
  • Dr Orriss’ research incorporates inter-related themes based around the regulation of bone cell function and vascular calcification by local signaling factors. The role of extracellular nucleotides and antioxidants as key local regulators of skeletal and soft tissue mineralisation are areas of particular focus. More…

 
Pr Catherine Shanahan (King’s College, London, UK)
  • Pr Shanahan’s work focuses on mechanisms of vascular smooth muscle cell dysfunction in ageing and disease and she performed pioneering work in the area of vascular calcification. More…

 
Pr Gaël Nicolas (Université de Rouen Normandie, Rouen, France)
  • Pr Nicolas’ research focuses on the genetic aspects of neurological disorders, with two internationally recognized areas of expertise: the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and primary cerebral calcification. More…

 
Dr Tonia L Vincent (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)
  • Dr Vincent’s research interests include pathways that drive mechanosensitive responses in cartilage, the role of the pericellular matrix in determining these responses and how they modulate osteoarthritis in vivo. Since 2019 she leads the STEpUP OA consortium, the largest international effort to define molecular endotypes within OA. More…

 
Pr Marc Vervloet (Radboud University Medical Center, Radboud, The Netherlands)
  • Pr Vervloet is a nephrologist specializing in bone and mineral metabolism in patients with chronic renal failure, and exploring the cardiovascular risks associated with this disease. More…

 

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