Professor Nilesh Samani leads a seminar on the genetics of coronary artery disease, its progress and clinical translation. Professor Samani’s research interests are focused around understanding the inherited basis of cardiovascular diseases. He has co-led the discovery of over 60 genetic loci associated with coronary heart disease. These findings are providing new insights into the causes of coronary heart disease and identifying novel approaches towards prediction, prevention and treatment of this common disease. Professor Samani has also made major contributions to our understanding of the relationship between biological ageing and the development of cardiovascular diseases.
Professor Samani is Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation and Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Cardiac Centre, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester where he continues to undertake clinical work.
Hepple Lecture Theatre
Geographical Sciences Department