Future Seminar Dates


Wednesday 30th October 2019

Title:  "Neutrophils in atherosclerosis - from physiology to intervention"

Speaker:  Professor Oliver Soehnlein, German Center for Cardiovascular Research, Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention, Munich.

Venue: Lecture Theeatre 3, F Floor Medical School.

Time:  12:45pm - 1:45pm

Abstract:  Because of their rare detection in atherosclerotic lesions, the involvement of neutrophils in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis has been largely neglected. However, over the past couple of years, studies have provided convincing evidence for the presence of neutrophils in atherosclerotic plaques and further revealed the causal contribution of neutrophils during various stages of atherosclerosis. In this presentation, I will describe mechanisms underlying hyperlipidemia-mediated neutrophilia and how neutrophils may enter atherosclerotic lesions. It also highlights possible mechanisms of neutrophil-driven atherogenesis and plaque destabilization. Finally, I will show how knowledge of this kind can help to generate innovative therapeutic strategies

Oliver Soehnlein

If you would like to meet with one of the speakers during their visit, please contact Victoria Palmer who will be able to assist.