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Researcher Tessa Procter at the DPUK-UK DRI vascular health workshop in Manchester

Thursday 17 – Friday 18 March 2022

Barnes Wallis Building, University of Manchester

This workshop, organised jointly by DPUK and UK DRI, assessed the latest developments in animal models, and their relevance and contribution to the understanding of mechanisms of cerebral microvascular disease in humans. Talks and discussions focused on vascular biology, neurovascular coupling, blood-brain barrier function, and neuroinflammation, as well as issues such as translation and reproducibility.

The workshop featured keynote talks from Professor Denis Vivien and Professor Claire Gibson, and roundtable discussion with leaders in the field. Other speakers included Dr Paresh Malhotra, Dr Frances Wiseman and Professor Stuart Allan.

One particular aim of the workshop was to increase early-career researcher interest in the field. A dedicated ECR morning session on 17 March focused on how well preclinical models recapitulate the clinical phenotypes.

Outputs from the event will include a proceedings paper and the establishment of a number of working groups and grant applications.


If you have any questions about this event or its outputs, please contact DPUK's Senior Project Manager, Simon Young.