Check the noticeboard regularly to find
out about upcoming events and opportunities for the cardiovascular
If you have any jobs, symposia, awards or anything else that you
would like to advertise here, please contact us.
BHF-funded researcher Dr Sarah
Hsiao at the University of Sheffield has won the Young
Investigator Award at this year's European Society for Cardiology
(ESC) conference. Sarah's presentation on promoting healing in
stented arteries impressed the judges at the meeting
held in Barcelona this July.
Sarah (pictured with Professor Paul Evans) said on winning the
award: “It was a real honour to receive this prize from the ESC.
The next challenge for me will be to test whether the compound
identified during my studies can benefit patients undergoing stent
Professor Barbara Casadei has also been honoured at this year's
meeting where she was elected as Vice President of the ESC.This is
one of the highest honours in cardiology, and recognises the 20
years Professor Casadei has spent at the top of cardiovascular
Find out more about
Professor Casadei's pioneering research career
BCS 2014: A Manc-union
In June cardiovascular researchers and healthcare
professionals from around the UK attended the annual British
Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester. The
theme was ‘Tomorrow’s World’ and many sessions looked at the future
of cardiovascular science and medicine.
BHF-funded researchers were among the award
winners including BHF Professor Sir Rory
Collins who received the BCS' prestigious Mackenze Medal for
his outstanding contribution to British cardiology.
Take a look at some
of the highlights from this year's conference.
Help shape Researchfish
To help improve the service, Researchfish run regular user
groups for the funders, universities and researchers that use their
The next researcher user group is on 12th June and you're
welcome to join a short webinar to see some of the new features
that have been added, and make further suggestions for improvement.
Alternatively, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your thoughts – all comments are welcome!
for the webinar
A hello to our fellows
We held our third BHF Fellows Meeting in Cambridge on the
16th - 17th September. The meeting was a huge success with
attendees ranging from PhD students looking for career
insights, right up to BHF Professors sharing their tips
on carving a successful research career.
Congratulations to Steven White, who won this year's poster
competition, and Jahn Firth who came runner-up. We've got an online
gallery with pictures from the event, check it out to see if
we snapped you there!
a look at our photos from the 2013 Fellows
As a BHF-funded researcher, you are a vital member of Team
BHF. This year's Annual Review tells some of the stories of the
thousands of people who make up Team BHF, and celebrates their
As well as featuring researcher Dr Amer Rana, the 2013
Annual Review also includes the stories of survivors like little
Rosanna Ogden (right) who, despite being born with a tumour in
her heart, has managed to raise over half a million pounds for the
Read all about
Dr Rana and Rosanna in our special online Annual
Congratulations to BHF Programme Grant holder
Professor Mandy Maclean who has been has been awarded a Senior
Research Fellowship by the Royal Society Leverhulme Trust.
This follows her recently receiving the AstraZeneca Prize
for Women in Pharmacology from the British Pharmacological Society
for her outstanding research contribution to the field, and in June
she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Mandy recently featured in the Physiological Society's
Women in Physiology publication alongside other BHF-funded
researchers including BHF Research Fellow Dr Katharine Dibb.
Find out more
about Professor Maclean's award.
We're going for gold
We support Gold Open Access. This involves the
immediate deposition of the final published version of your primary
research article into Europe PubMed
It's important you ‘go for
gold’ wherever possible when publishing your research.
If this option isn’t available, your article
should still be made freely available in Europe PMC within six
months of publication. If the journal offers a service to deposit
your article in Europe PMC, you should choose this option. If not,
you'll need to self-archive.
Find out how to
reclaim Open Access fees
Immediate Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Paola Caruso is the first young researcher to be awarded a
prestigious Immediate Postdoctoral Basic
Science Research Fellowship. Paola’s project will be based in
BHF Professor Nick Morrell’s
laboratory, where she’ll be investigating the role of microRNAs in
the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Paola
impressed the committee with her outstanding track record, her
adventurous programme of work and her passion for scientific
Find out what
Award for Dr Tomaszewski
Dr Maciej Tomaszewski, a Clinical Senior Lecturer in
Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Leicester’s Department
of Cardiovascular Sciences, has won the European Atherosclerosis
Young Investigator Award in Clinical Research from the European
Atherosclerosis Society. The research was funded by the British
Read more about Dr Tomaszewski's
Centres for Regenerative Medicine
As part of our Mending Broken Hearts Appeal,
we’ve committed to fund three Centres of
Regenerative Medicine at a total cost of £7.5m. Each centre is
a close collaboration between scientists at leading universities in
the study of cardiovascular regeneration.
We announced the new awards in collaboration
with the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP), which has
funded three new research ‘hubs’ in regenerative medicine
across the UK.
ACC award for BHF Clinical Fellow
Dr Bilal Iqbal has won the 2013 Herman K Gold
Young Investigator Award in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology at
the recent American College of Cardiology annual meeting. Dr Iqbal
won for his submission “Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-14 cooperates
with Tristetraprolin to control Tissue Factor mRNA stability: a
novel role for ADP-ribosylation in regulating mRNA turnover and
atherothrombosis”. The work was conducted during Dr Iqbal's current
Clinical Research Fellowship in BHF Professor Dorian Haskard’s
laboratory at Imperial College.
Award for Dr Ashish Patel
Dr Ashish Patel, King’s College London was one of the
top five winners in the poster competition at the Spring
Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training, which took place on
Wednesday 27 February at the Royal College of Physicians. Dr Patel
is investigating the potential of a proangiogenic subset of
monoctyes for revascularization of peripheral ischaemia in
preclinical and clinical contexts.
Award for Professor Stefan Neubauer
The University of Oxford's Professor Stefan Neubauer, who is
Co-Director of the BHF Experimental MR Unit at the University of
Oxford, is the 2013 recipient of the Society for Cardiovascular
Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Gold Award.
The prestigious award is presented annually by the SCMR for
outstanding achievement in the field of Cardiovascular Magnetic
Read more in the SCMR newsletter.
New online reporting tool for evaluating outputs of our
It’s crucial for us to capture the outcomes of
the research we fund, not least to communicate the benefits of our
research to supporters.
But we know that reporting outcomes to a host
of different funding agencies is burdensome. So, we’ve launched Researchfish - a survey database
that will allow you to upload outcome data about your research to
multiple funders easily and quickly.
Here’s what you’ll have to do:
You will automatically receive an email from
Researchfish asking you to register. You then need to:
- Register and start building your profile and research
- Keep your portfolio updated throughout the year
- Submit this information to us once yearly.
Please see our web
page for further information on Researchfish.
Researchfish has organised training sessions
in the form of webinars for researchers. For further information
and registration please visit the Researchfish
Careers in academic cardiology
Entry into cardiology specialty training is highly
competitive. Our Medical Director, Professor Peter
Weissberg, was recently interviewed by the British Journal of
Cardiology (BJC) and gave his views on starting a career in
To read the interview please visit the BJC website
Online grant applications
All grant applications, except for Personal Chairs, Infrastructure Grants, Strategic Initiatives and Small Meeting Funds, must now be submitted
using our Grants Management
What is GMS?
GMS is a web based application and review
process for Fellowship, Project, Programme, Special Project and New
How do I register?
New users will need to register on GMS before they submit an
application. If you are already registered, sign in with your email
address and password and update your profile if necessary.
How do I apply for a grant online?
Please begin by reading our how to apply instructions.
When you’re ready to apply, open the online application
Use the GMS User
Guide to help you complete all the sections of the online
The following people will need to register to
apply for and review most grants:
- Grant applicants and co-applicants
- Heads of department
- Institutions' administrative authorities
- Grant reviewers.
Is your research about to be published?
We always like to know when a paper from BHF-funded research is
going to be published. Please let us know by email or call 020 7554