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2019 EAS Advanced Course in Cardiometabolic Phenotyping in animal models in Cambridge, United Kingdo

This 3-day course is organised by EAS, University of Cambridge Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute for Metabolic Sciences and University of Cambridge BHF Centre for excellence.

The Course is targeted towards
late stage PhD students
• early stage post docs

Learning objectives:

The Course provides a practical introduction to the analysis of data pertaining to selected aspects of cardiovascular data.

The course includes lectures from experts on the topics of heart function, vascular disease, obesity and diabetes as well as practically focused talks on how to use large animal models to study cardiovascular disease and for the development of pharmacological and cell-based therapies to prevent or regress the development of vascular disease.

In addition to the lectures three computer practicals will introduce the concepts behind:

  1. Phenotyping of vascular disease (carotid arteries and aorta including ostia) in rodents
  2. Analysis of energy balance in rodents
  3. Analysis of insulin sensitivity in rodents

Participants on the Course will be introduced to two areas of preclinical research with tours of animal phenotyping facilities covering:

  1. Different models of cardiovascular disease, in large animals such as sheep to smaller species, such as the chicken embryo (at the University of Cambridge Barcroft Centre)
  2. How mouse models can be used to study different aspects of cardiometabolic diseases including heart function, vascular disease, obesity and diabetes

The Course will have three main areas of content

  • lectures on cardiac function, diabetes, vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis and obesity, focussing on practical ways to assess phenotypes in mice.
  • demonstrations in rodents and larger animals of different cardiometabolic phenotyping techniques.
  • computer practicals for the analysis of energy expenditure, insulin resistance and atherosclerotic plaques.

Course dates

The 3-day course will take place from Tuesday, July 02 - Thursday, July 04, 2019.

Course location

The Course will be held at the University of Cambridge, Metabolic Research Laboratories, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science.
Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre
Level 4
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ

Directors of the Course

Prof Antonio Vidal-Puig, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge, UK
Dr Samuel Virtue, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


  • Dr Kim Botting, Cambridge, UK
  • Prof Barbara Cannon, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Assoc. Prof Shuai Chen, Nanjing, China
  • Dr Richard Cubbon, Leeds, UK
  • Dr Mark Evans, Cambridge, UK
  • Prof Dino Giussani, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Gavin Jarvis, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Thomas Krieg, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Xuan Li, Cambridge, UK
  • Prof Ziad Mallat, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Meritxell Nus, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Andrew Sage, Cambridge, UK
  • Prof Antonio Vidal-Puig, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Martin Vinnell, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Samuel Virtue, Cambridge, UK
  • Prof Hong Yu Wang, Nanjing, China
  • Dr Amy Warner, Cambridge, UK

Course programme

A programme for the Course is available - View Preliminary Programme

Participation fee

Applicants will be required to pay in advance a registration fee of 100 € (one hundred Euros) to confirm their place on the Course

What will be provided?

EAS will provide the following (included in the registration fee):

  • Single room accommodation July 01-04 (3 nights) including breakfast.
    N.B. Participants are expected to arrive in the afternoon on Monday July 01 and to check-out before 10.00 hrs on Thursday July 04.
    Additional nights' accommodation are at the participant's own cost.
  • Meals as follows (coffee breaks are included):
    • informal welcome dinner on July 01
    • lunch on July 02
    • lunch & official dinner on July 03
    • lunch on July 04

Travel arrangements

Delegates are expected to make their own travel arrangements. Reimbursement for travel expenses up to a maximum amount of 200 € will be provided.

EAS Membership

Attending EAS Advanced Courses requires an active individual EAS Membership. 
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Application - CLOSED

The organisers will review all the applications we receive and select the persons to be invited.
The selection criteria are based on:
• the applicants' statement of motivation and CV
• whether the applicant has attended other EAS Advanced Courses
• at least 1 year must pass before you can be accepted on another course, on a different topic
• at least 2 years must pass before you can be accepted on a course covering the same topic
• geographical region

Application deadline is April 07, 2019.

We will notify applicants on whether their application to attend has been accepted on April 25, 2019.


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