Birmingham Platelet Group - Alexandre Slater
My name is Alex Slater and I am a post doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. My background consists of studying protein to protein interactions and protein structure. I am currently working on platelet receptor glycoprotein VI, a receptor which is involved in thrombosis. I am researching how the structure of this receptor and its interactions with other proteins is linked with its function, and how we can develop drugs to target this receptor.
For further information on Alex's research please contact Alex or Alex's supervisor Professor Steve Watson (email@example.com).
Birmingham Platelet Group - Evelyn Garlick
I am a PhD student, jointly supervised by Dr. Steven Thomas (UoB) and Dr. Stephen Briddon (UoN). My PhD studies focus on using advanced and super resolution microscopy techniques to investigate the role of actin dynamics on adenosine receptor organisation.
For further information on Evie’s research, please contact Evie’s supervisor Dr Steven Thomas (S.Thomas@bham.ac.uk)
Birmingham Platelet Group - Foteini Nafsika Damaskinaki
My name is Fay and I am a PhD student. I am a chemist with a background in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry of compounds with diagnostic and therapeutic use. My project is aimed at the development of novel fluorescent tools, and the methodology to study a new biological target in platelets for safer antithrombotic drugs.
For further information on Fay's research, please contact Fay’s supervisors Professor Steve Watson, (S.P.Watson@bham.ac.uk) or Professor Barrie Kellam, (Barrie.Kellam@nottingham.ac.uk)
Birmingham Platelet Group - Joshua Bourne
I am a 2nd year PhD scientist investigating how platelets interact with white blood cells during infections. Alongside science, I am a keen rugby player and guitarist – but I escape to the beach whenever possible to surf.
For further information on Josh’s research, please contact Josh’s supervisor Dr Julie Rayes (J.Rayes@bham.ac.uk)
Birmingham Platelet Group - Luis Moran
My name is Luis Moran and I was born in Venezuela. As a pharmacist, I am excited about pharmacology and biochemical research. I was inspired to pursue a scientific career, so I decided to obtain a master’s degree in Biochemistry. Currently, I am a member of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. My Joint European Doctorate focuses on the development of potent and specific inhibitors against CLEC-2, a platelet receptor involved in the development of thrombosis on the venous system. This project is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research innovation programme.
For further information on Luis’s research, please contact Luis or Luisarturo.firstname.lastname@example.org, or his supervisor Professor Steve Watson (S.P.Watson@bham.ac.uk)
Birmingham Platelet Group - Martina Colicchia
My name is Martina and I am a student funded by the Wellcome Trust. In my PhD, I am studying platelet-immune cell interaction during sepsis in the context of cardiovascular diseases and ageing.
For further information on Martina’s research, please contact Martina’s supervisor Dr Julie Rayes (J.Rayes@bham.ac.uk)
Birmingham Platelet Group - Rachel Stapley
I’m Rachel and I’m a final year PhD student funded by the BHF. I have a background in human genetics, having worked in both clinical diagnostics and research settings. I am studying how genes can influence health and disease with a particular interest in cardiovascular and circulatory disorders.
For further information on Rachel’s research, please contact Rachel or supervisor Dr Neil Morgan (email@example.com)
Birmingham Platelet Group - Jack Yule
I am a 2nd year PhD Student within the institute, investigating novel gene variants in the platelet surface receptor GPIb-IX-V.
For further information on Jack’s research please contact Jack, or his joint supervisors Dr Natalie Poulter and Dr Neil Morgan
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