Progress in understanding the genetic basis of coronary artery disease
Professor Sir Nilesh J Samani – British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology, University of Leicester
Wednesday, 27th May 2015 at 5:00 pm, Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building
Nilesh Samani is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester and Director of the NIHR Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit and Consultant in Interventional Cardiology at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an NIHR Senior Investigator. His research is focused on understanding the genetic basis of common cardiovascular diseases.
Over the previous eight years, large-scale genome-wide association studies have identified multiple genetic loci that affect risk of coronary artery disease. This presentation will discuss the current state of the discovery process, what we have learnt and illustrate the clinical translation potential of the findings.
For further information please contact s.p.watson[at]bham.ac.uk. Pre-registration is not required.