Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Research Fellow







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Dr Gabor Foldes is a Research Fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

He trained in Medicine at Semmelweis University, Budapest, graduating in 1998. He completed his PhD there in 2002. After his clinical trainings, he finished his specialisation in Internal Medicine in 2006 and in Cardiology in 2009. He is an Assistant Professor at Heart Center, Semmelweis University, Budapest. He has held visiting research positions at Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and University of Oulu, Finland. Since October 2007, he has been working at National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Dr Foldes’ research interests are in particular the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiac remodelling and heart failure. In addition he has a long-standing interest in cardiovascular regeneration and continues to be involved with pluripotent stem cell characterisation projects. His recent academic and clinical awards include the European Society of Cardiology Research Grant, Hungarian Society of Cardiology Award, Novartis Foundation Award and the British Heart Foundation Reflections of Research Award.

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Berecz T, Husvéth-Tóth M, Mioulane M, et al., 2019, Generation and analysis of pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells for high content screening purposes, Methods in Molecular Biology, ISSN:1940-6029

Madeddu P, Foldes G, 2019, Editorial: Multicellularity in the cardiovascular system, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol:6, ISSN:2297-055X

Sweeney M, Foldes G, 2018, Takes two: endothelial-perivascular cell cross-talk in vascular development and disease, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol:5, ISSN:2297-055X

Karhu ST, Välimäki MJ, Jumppanen M, et al., 2018, Stem cells are the most sensitive screening tool to identify toxicity of GATA4-targeted novel small-molecule compounds, Archives of Toxicology, Vol:92, ISSN:0340-5761, Pages:2897-2911


Berecz T, Molnar A, Haltrich I, et al., 2018, Cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells of patient with DiGeorge syndrome show slower beating frequency and higher irregularity, 5th Congress of the ESC-Council-on-Basic-Cardiovascular-Science on Frontiers in Cardio Vascular Biology, Oxford University Press (OUP), Pages:S19-S19, ISSN:1755-3245

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