Expert speaker for Life Sciences seminar programme

To herald a new series of seminars for the School of Life Sciences, a specialist in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) will be visiting the University.

Dr Mark Ormiston, from the University of Cambridge, will be speaking about his research into PAH – a progressive disorder characterised by abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension) in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs.

Dr Ormiston, who holds a prestigious British Heart Foundation intermediate fellowship, completed his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering and Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Toronto.

He said: “Through my research, I have developed an interest in the cellular mechanisms governing pulmonary vascular remodelling in health and disease, with a particular focus on the capacity of circulating cells of the immune system to regulate blood vessel growth and repair.”

The talk entitled ‘Innate immunity in the pathogenesis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension’ will take place from 2-3pm on Wednesday, 4th December, in the Business and Law Building, room BL1002.

It is part of a new programme of speakers taking place at the Brayford Campus, University of Lincoln.

New School of Pharmacy announced

Plans are underway to establish a new School of Pharmacy at the University of Lincoln.

Students will be able to choose from a four-year MPharm Pharmacy degree or a three-year BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science. The University also plans to forge links with businesses and industry, incorporating their needs into academic programmes so that graduates have the most up to date skills.

The University is working closely with local partners, which will address shortages of qualified pharmacists.