MAHSC Seminar Series

The Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), Health Innovation Manchester’s Seminar Series will showcase the great discovery and clinical science being undertaken within Manchester and its impact on the health of the local population.

The series will give a local platform to the nationally and internationally renowned scientists of MAHSC to share their work with clinical/non-clinical and university colleagues, but also crucially members of the wider community seeking insight into innovations in the delivery of healthcare.

Nothing is as important nor evolving as rapidly as our understanding of COVID-19, which will be the focus of the initial seminars.

You can find all the links to the series below:

17th June 2020 – ‘Insights into the immunological response to COVID-19’ – Professor Tracy Hussell

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1st July 2020 – ‘COVID-19 – Current & future diagnostic and therapeutic approaches’ – Professor Rick Body & Dr Tim Felton

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15th July 2020 – ‘Understanding a pandemic. The mathematical modelling and epidemiology of COVID-19’ – Dr Thomas House & Professor Arpana Verma

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23rd September 2020 – ‘The Manchester Innovation Ecosystem. The Power of Commercial Engagement’ – Paul Townsend, Andy Wilkinson & Joely Irlam

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7th October 2020 – ‘How can research improve pregnancy outcomes – the Manchester experience’ – Professor Jenny Myers and Professor Alex Heazell

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21st October 2020 – ‘Prevention and Early Detection as a means of transforming cancer outcomes’ – Professor Gareth Evans and Professor Emma Corsbie

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4th November 2020 – ‘COVID-19, clinical research & communities: How health inequalities & engagement are shaping our research response’ – Professor Arpana Verma, Dr Bella Starling and Circle Steele

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2nd December 2020 – ‘Understanding and treating suicidality: Pre and during COVID-19’ – Professor Gillian Haddock, Professor Roger Webb, Dr Yvonne Awenat, Dr Daniel Pratt and Dr Trish Gooding

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27th January 2021 – ‘Advancing the science of implementation’ –  Professor Dame Nicky Cullum, Mr Paul Wilson and Dr Roman Kislov.

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24th February 2021 – ‘SARS-CoV-2: A call to arms’ – Prof Pam Vallely, Prof Paul Klapper, Dr Marcello Morciano, Dr Hui Guo, Hannah Waterson, Greg Williams, Dr Omer Ali, Cath Wasiuk, Anne Clayson and Prof Kay Poulton.

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31st March 2021 – Understanding and treating cardiovascular disease in Greater Manchester – Professor Bernard Keavney – Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and a Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Christopher Miller – NIHR Clinician Scientist and Consultant Cardiologist and Dr Aneil Malhotra – Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer.

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28th April 2021 – MAHSC Seminar Series: Occupational Health Research and Regulatory Sciences during a global pandemic – Chair: Prof. Arpana Verma, Head of Division, Clinical Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and Hon Consultant in Public Health (PHE) Prof. Neil Bourne, Director of University of Manchester at Harwell, Thomas Ashton Institute Prof. Martie van Tongren, Professor in Occupational and Environmental Health.

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26th May 2021 – MAHSC Seminar Series: Opportunities and challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare’ – Professor Christopher Yau, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Prof. Samuel Kaski,Professor of Artificial Intelligence.

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30th June 2021 – MAHSC Seminar Series: ‘Helping older people to stay active during the COVID-19 lockdown’ – Professor Dame Nicky Cullum, Professor Chris Todd and Dr Annemarie Money.

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28th September 2021 – MAHSC Seminar Series:  ‘Inequalities during COVID-19: focussing on Greater Manchester & the North of England’ – Professor Dame Nicky Cullum, Dr Luke Munford and Professor Caroline Sanders.

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24th November 2021 – MAHSC Seminar Series:  ‘Biomedical Research at the University of Salford – Cellular response to stress, Nanomaterials and Biomarkers in Human Cancers’ – Professor Marija Krstic-Demonacos, Professor of Molecular Medicine; Director of Biomedical Research Centre, Dr Zeljka Krpetic, Lecturer in Physical Chemistry and Dr Arijit Mukhopadhyay, Reader in Human Genetics

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15th December 2021 – MAHSC Seminar Series:  ‘Infection Control and Acoustics Research’ – Professor Heather Yates and Professor Trevor Cox, Acoustical Engineering, University of Salford.

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26th January 2022 – MAHSC Seminar Series:  ‘COVID-19 – Effects & Behavioural Science’ – Dr Matthew Carr, Research Fellow at NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC and Prof. Christopher Armitage, Lead for Behavioural Sciences at NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC

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