PERCAT Research Gala 2018

Aston Webb Building, Great Hall, University of Birmingham
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences
Thursday 22nd November 2018 (09:30-17:00)
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Tongji Medical College, China

The Postdoctoral/Early Researcher Career Development and Training Research Gala will be held on Thursday 22nd November 2018, Great Hall, Aston Webb, University of Birmingham.   This event is in collaboration with Tongji Medical College, China.

Registration is open, please complete the online form. Registration closes on Monday 5th November.

Abstract submission has now closed.

Themes for this year:

  • Causes and treatment of diseases
  • Applied health research and the environment
  • Molecules and cells
  • Technological innovations in medicine

Oral and Poster Abstract Competition

Prizes will be awarded to the best oral and the best poster presentations. 


 08:30  Registration and Refreshments
 09:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks
 Professor Roy Bicknell, University of Birmingham
 09:05  Introduction to Chinese delegation
 Professor Jon Frampton, University of Birmingham
 09:15  Keynote Lecture: Professor An Pan, Professor in Epidemiology, Assistant Dean, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong   University of Science and Technology
 Global Journey of Public Health Research: Personal Experience and Reflection of a Junior Scientist
 10:00  Session 1: Molecules and Cells
 Chairs: Helen Stone and Richard Powell – PERCAT Representatives

 Fei Li - Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and   Technology,   Wuhan
 The role of RAGE and ER stress in the pathogenesis of aortic valve calcification

 Shabana Begum - Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham
 Identifying and characterising novel non-histone substrates for a lysine methyltransferase

 Louisa Jeffery - Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham
 Ikaros family transcription factors associate with inflammatory switched-Tregs that are elevated in the bowels of IBD patients
 10:45  Refreshments and Poster Session I
 11:15  Session 2: Applied Health and the Environment
 Chairs - Bai Li and Grace Turner – PERCAT Representatives

 Lisa Lamberte – Institute of Microbiology and Infection
 Horizontal Gene Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Complex Microbiomes

 Andy Dickens - Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
 Using a rapid prioritisation process to identify health research priorities in low and middle income countries (LMICs)

 Wei Xia - School of Public Health, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
 Prenatal Exposure to Phthalate Plasticizers and Cognitive Neurodevelopment in Children
 12:00  Lunch and Poster Session II
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 13:00  Dr Klarke Sample - Senior Research Scientist at the Guizhou Provincial People's Hospital. The Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical   University and Guizhou University Medical College and former PhD student, University of Birmingham
 Opportunities and obstacles for foreign-born scientists in China
 13:30  Session 3: Technological Innovations in Medicine
 Chairs - Alpesh Thakker and Ghazala Begum – PERCAT Representatives

 Carl Jenkinson - Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham
 Use of MUSCLE software for automated LC-MS/MS method development to measure derivatized metabolites of vitamin D and the use of   external quality assessment programs for accurate analysis of clinical cohorts

 Nina Vyas – Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham
 Update on the Applications of Cavitation in Dental Ultrasonic Cleaning

 Deidre Kavanagh – Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
 Visualising cellular and sub-cellular dynamics using light sheet microscopy
 14:15  Refreshments and Poster Session III
 14:45  Professor KK Cheng - Head of Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
 Mona Lisa and diamonds: identifying research questions and their significance
 15:15  Holly Smith, Senior Research Facilitator, Research and Knowledge Transfer Office, University of Birmingham
 Funding schemes including UK/China collaborations
 15:30  Session 4: Causes and Treatment of Diseases
 Chairs – Claire Hepburn and Jennifer Bryant – PERCAT Representatives

 Lei Pei – School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
 Death Associated Protein Kinase 1 Impairs the Hippocampal Prefrontal Cortex Circuit and Mediates Post-Stroke   Depression.

 Keira Markey - University of Birmingham/University Hospital Birmingham
 The safety, tolerability and efficacy of an 11 beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 inhibitor (AZD4017) in reducing intracranial   pressure in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

 Ilaria Chicca – Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham
 Anti-bacterial immunity and inflammatory functions are compromised in multiple myeloma patients at diagnosis and   after treatment
 16:15  Gala 2016 Oral presentation prize winner

 Jon Hazeldine - Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham
 Major traumatic injury promotes immediate suppression of the human immune system
 16:30  Closing Remarks
 Professor Roy Bicknell and Professor Jon Frampton
 16:45  Prizes including PERCAT Excellence Awards
 17:00  Refreshments and networking session
Programme subject to change.

Thank you to to our generous sponsors for supporting this event.

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