Mo shamji presenting

The New Scientists Day initiative was created as part of NHLI’s Athena SWAN Action Plan and career development strategy. The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for our newly appointed academics, from lecturers to professors, and career development fellows to start new collaborations and to meet colleagues within and outside of Imperial. It is also a chance for our newcomers to share their research with their new colleagues and for the whole department, staff and students alike, to get together and share ideas.

For details of plans for 2020 please contact Alex Dawes alexandra.dawes@imperial.ac.uk.


NHLI New Scientists Day 2019 Programme

(held Tuesday 2 July 2019) 

  • 13.00                     Welcome- Professor Edwin Chilvers, Head of NHLI
  • 13.10- 13.40          Dr Luke Allsopp, Genomic and Environmental Medicine Section

Interbacterial Competition’

  • 13.40- 14.10          Dr Sonia Nielles-Vallespin, Genetics and Imaging Section

Myocardial Microstructure and Diffusion Tensor Cardiac Magnetic Resonance’

  • 14.10- 14.40          Dr Jorge Bernardino de la Serna, Airway Disease Section

Membrane Sensing and Remodelling during the immune synapse. A spatiotemporal adaptive tale of lipid packing dynamics and collective assembly’

14.40-14.55 Break

  • 14.55- 15.25          Dr Asha Patel, Genomic and Environmental Medicine Section

Developing RNA based therapeutics’

  • 15.25- 15.55          Dr Fu Siong Ng, Cardiac Section

Mechanism-specific treatments for myocardial fibrillation’

  • 15.55- 16.25          Dr James Harker, Inflammation, Repair and Development Section

The role of local versus systemic antibody-mediated immunity in chronic lung disease’

  • 16.25- 16.30          Closing remarks

16.30 – 17:30        Refreshments and networking