Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Reader in Pulmonary Vascular Disease



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Dr Evan Brittain, Dr Anna Hemnes, Vanderbilt University, Pulmonary hypertension; iron genetics, omics, 2017

Prof Bill Nichols, Dr Ankit Desai, Dr Jason Karnes, PAH Biobank; Cincinnatti and Arizona, Pulmonary hypertension; genetics, 2017

David Rowlands, Novartis, Pulmonary hypertension; proteomics, 2017

Prof Marc Humbert, Prof Olivier Sitbon, Prof David Montani, Dr Barbara Girerd, Prof. David Tregouet, Dr Marine Germain, Universite de Paris Sud, Pulmonary hypertension; biomarkers and genetics, 2015

Dr Allan Lawrie, University of Sheffield, Pulmonary hypertension; miRNA, proteomics, RNAseq, 2014

Prof Nick Morrell, Dr Stefan Graf, Dr Mark Toshner, Dr Joanna Pepke-Zaba and all UK PAH centres, PAH Cohort and BRIDGE, University of Cambridge and all UK PAH centres, Pulmonary arterial hypertension; cohort and genetics, 2014

Prof Ardi Ghofrani, Prof Ralph Schermuly, Prof Norbert Weissmann, Dr Henning Gall, Universities of Giessen and Marburg, Pulmonary hypertension, 2009

Guest Lectures

Omics profiling in PAH to detect novel pathways and targets, 13th International Workshop on Cardiovascular Biology & Translational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, 2018

Application of 'omics to identify unique clinical phenotypes in the PAH population, Stanford Precision Medicine Meeting, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2018

Challenges using the metabolome to inform pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, Singapore, 2018

Metabolomics in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2017

Donald Heath Symposium: Proteomic Profilling of Patients with PAH, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 2017

European SmArter Summer School on Vascular Biology: Plasmaproteins as Biomarkers, King's College London, London, UK, 2015

Blood biomarkers in pulmonary arterial hypertension, Japanese Respiratory Society, Osaka, Japan, 2014

Research Staff





Research Student Supervision

Ghataorhe,P, Metabolic phenotype analysis in patients with pulmonary hypertension

Hong Tuan Ha,L, Analysis of whole blood RNAseq in PAH

Lightfoot,H, Pulmonary Hypertension and Iron Deficiency – a Search for a Genetic Link

Lueangon,P, Analysis of urinary volatile metabolites in pulmonary arterial hypertension by FAIMS

Otero-Nunez,P, Transcriptomics in PAH

Rabie,I, Use of BOECs as a model for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)

Ulrich,A, Genetic approaches to establishing causality

Vasilaki,E, HOXA5 in PAH

Walters,R, SOX17 in PAH