Pub science festival has session on inherited heart disease

12th May 2016

An annual science festival held in pubs around the country is to include a session on visualising inherited heart disease.

At a Pint of Science event at the St Aldates Tavern, Oxford on Monday, 23 May, Dr Matt Daniels will be talking about lighting up inherited heart disease and Professor Matthew Robson will be discussing using MRI to explore heart disease. Doors open at 6.30pm and the evening runs from 7pm to 9pm.

Matt will describe how he can make heart cells from the skin cells of patients and show how we can make tools out of naturally occurring proteins in jellyfish, sea-corals, and blue-green algae and use them to visualise and control excitable cells like those found in the heart.

Matthew will talk about how MRI is used in diagnosing heart diseases and how his research team are expanding the capabilities of MRI for basic research and in hospital clinics.

The festival is a non-profit event run by volunteers to bring scientists to the pub to discuss with the public their latest research and findings. Various topics are looked at, including our body and planet Earth. No prior knowledge of the subject is required.

Different events are being held in pubs in London, Cambridge, Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester, Southampton, Teesside York, Edinburgh, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Portsmouth and Sheffield.

Tickets for the Oxford event at 108 St Aldate’s, OX1 1BU are £4 each.

For more details and to get your tickets, see here