Key Dates

21 July 2013
On site registration opens

Further key dates

Evolution of the vertebrate four-chambered heart

Date & Venue

1415 - 1615
Lecture Theatre: 

The emergence of the four-chambered heart and its underlying substructures was a critical event in vertebrate evolution.  Comparative studies of the vertebrate cardiovascular system provide insights into the mechanisms that drove the evolution of the four-chambered heart.  These insights will eventually lead to understanding clinically relevant malformations and cardiac anomalies.

James Hicks
University of California, Irvine
United States
Antoon Moorman
University of Amsterdam
The evolution of the vertebrate heart: functional and phylogenetic insights
14.15 - 14.45
Tobias Wang
Aarhus University
Transcription factors regulate cardiac septum formation in the vertebrate evolution
14.45 - 15.00
Kazuko Koshiba-Takeuchi
The University of Tokyo
Development of the cardiac building plan
15.00 - 15.30
Antoon Moorman
University of Amsterdam
Evolution of the building plan of the heart
15.30 - 15.45
Bjarke Jensen
University of Amsterdam and Aarhus University
The evolving role of the cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum
15.45 - 16.15
Holly Shiels
University of Manchester
United Kingdom