Friday, April 29, 2022

Vincent M. Christoffels, PhD

Professor of Developmental Biology
Head, Department of Medical Biology
Amsterdam University Medical Centers
University of Amsterdam

Vincent M. Christoffels is a curiosity-driven scientist who aims to understand the mechanisms that control the differentiation of cells and the development of functional organ units during embryogenesis. Current research focuses on the causal relationships between human genetic variants, cardiac gene regulation, cardiac malformations, and arrhythmia predisposition.

Since 2010, he holds a professorship in developmental biology, and since 2012 heads the Department of Medical Biology at Amsterdam University Medical Centers. He has organized a Keystone Symposium on cardiovascular development and regeneration, and is the European coordinator of a Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence Program grant, in which American and European researchers address the functional genomics of atrial fibrillation. In addition, he coordinates an ENW-GROOT consortium funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO)  on biological pacemaker development.

This seminar is co-hosted by Benoit Bruneau, PhD, director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, and Brian Black, PhD, director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF.


April 29, 2022
10:00-11:00am PDT
Online, Mahley Auditorium

The GICD/CVRI Seminar series is a collaborative series between the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UC San Francisco.

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