Delegates from round the world have descended on Oxford for the 10th international conference of the Nitric Oxide Society, which has got under way. This year, the NIHR oxford Biomedical Research Centre is among the sponsors of the event.
The conference, which is being held at the University of Oxford’s Mathematical Institute and lasts until Thursday 20 September, is looking at the Biology, Chemistry and Therapeutic Applications of Nitric Oxide
The first plenary session on Monday 17 September was chaired by former Oxford BRC Director, Keith Channon.
Among those addressing the conference are Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad, who along with Robert F. Furchgott, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for discovering that nitric oxide is an important signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system.
“We’re excited to be hosting this conference in Oxford, and we’re looking forward to four days of lively discussion on how we advance basic and applied scientific research in all aspects of nitric oxide research, as well as to develop and enhance the education and training of students and researchers in this field,” said Mark Crabtree, the University of Oxford cardiovascular researcher who is chairing the conference.
“As well as being a great opportunity to discuss the exciting future uses of nitric oxide, this conference is also a real celebration, as it has been 20 years since the Nobel Prize was awarded, and our tenth international conference.”
Mark’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of nitric oxide and redox signalling in molecular models of cardiovascular disease.
Take a look at the NO conference programme.