On Monday 05th September we will be welcoming external speaker Professor Ralf Adams , Max Planc Institute for Molecular Biomedicine.

Prof Adams will be give this lecture for the seminar series after having been awarded the Feldberg Foundation for Anglo-German Scientific Exchange prize in 2021.  

The Feldberg Foundation established by the late Wilhelm Feldberg over fifty years ago, has as its objective the promotion of Anglo-German friendship in medical and biological science and each year a German and a British scientist are chosen to receive a prize, in recognition of which each recipient is required by the Statutes of the Foundation to lecture in the other’s country. 

Information as follows:

Date: Monday 05th September

Time: 12pm UK time

Talk Title: Organ-specific heterogeneity and functional specialization of vascular cells

Location: MS Teams and In person as detailed 

Brief biosketch: After a PhD with distinction in 1996 from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and a successful period of postdoctoral research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Ralf Adams moved to London in 2000 and established his independent laboratory at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute. In 2007, he became director at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine and professor at the University of Münster, Germany. The main research interests of Ralf Adams are vascular biology, the regulation of blood vessel growth, the organ-specific specialization of vascular cells, and the crosstalk between the vasculature and other cell types. A key discovery by his team is the identification specialized vessel subpopulations in bone with critical functional roles in skeletal development, homeostasis, age-related bone loss, and osteoporosis. His research uses advanced mouse genetics and confocal/two-photon microscopy together with a range of cell biology approaches. Ralf Adams is member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation. He has received the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society, the Werner Risau Memorial Award, the Malpighi Award of the European Society for Microcirculation, and the Feldberg Prize 2021.

Talk outline: Blood vessels form a versatile and adaptable conduit system for the transport of a wide range of different molecules and cells, but increasing evidence supports that vascular cells also critically control organ growth, patterning and regeneration by releasing molecular signals that act on the surrounding tissue. My talk will address how vascular cells are functionally and molecularly specialized to control morphogenetic processes in different organs.

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