The role of platelet function testing and genetics in the study of patients with undiagnosed platelet disorders

01 december 2017 12:00 Campus USÖ, HSC 3

Professor Steve P. Watson, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Steve Watson is a British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology. Steve is head of the Birmingham Platelet Group that undertakes a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of platelet function in health and disease with a special focus on platelet receptors and their signallingpathways.The work includes translational studies in patients with platelet function disorders. In addition, Steve is the Co-Director of the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE), a unique collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham that brings together leading researchers to develop novel methods for visualisingsingle membrane proteins and to use these to identify new approaches for prevention and treatment of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Steve is also head of the Vascular Inflammation, Thrombosis and Angiogenesis (VITA) grouping in the Section of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

Coffee and sandwiches will be served from 11:45.

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